Calendar for the Week of September 21st

Sunday, September 21
8:30am—Worship
9:45am—Sunday School for all ages
11:00am—Worship

Monday, September 22
October Newsletter Deadline
8:30am—12:30pm—APPLESeeds
6:30pm—Worshipful Dancers
7:00pm—Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life—Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, September 23
8:30am—12:30pm—APPLESeeds

Wednesday, September 24
8:30am—12:30pm—APPLESeeds
10:00am—OWLs—Fellowship Hall
11:30am—2:00pm—APPLESeeds Book Swap and Bake Sale—APLC Narthex
5:30pm—Koinonia Meal—Taco Night
6:30pm—Koinonia Programs

Thursday, September 25
8:30am—12:30pm—APPLESeeds
11:30am—2:00pm—APPLESeeds Book Swap and Bake Sale—APLC Narthex
7:00pm—Women’s BLB—Wingin’ It

Friday, September 26
8:30am—12:30pm—APPLESeeds

Saturday, September 27
8:00am—5:00pm—Via de Cristo Team Meeting
7:00pm—10:00pm—Oktoberfest—Fellowship Hall

Sunday, September 28
Congregational Meeting (suspended format) after both worships
8:30am—Worship
9:45am—Sunday School for all ages

National Youth Gathering

APLC Youth who will be participating in the National Youth Gathering in Detroit next summer are taking orders
for T-shirts through Sunday, September 28. Shirts are $15 each, come in a variety of colors – Pink, Yellow,
Blue, White, or Green – and are available in sizes from Youth Medium to Adult XX.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR YOUTH AS THEY PREPARE FOR NYG—DETROIT!

Women’s BLB

The women of the church will gather at Wingin’ It (formerly Bull Feathers), 1625 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, at 7pm on Thursday, September 25.

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, September 21st

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Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables, in which Jesus says the reign of God is like workers who get paid the same no matter when they start. When God changes his mind about punishing Nineveh for their evil ways, Jonah is angry. Yet God is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love. In baptism we receive the grace of God that is freely given to all. As Luther wrote, in the presence of God’s mercy we are all beggars.

First Reading: Jonah 3:10–4:11
God’s concern for the city of Nineveh
Psalm: Psalm 145:1-8
The LORD is slow to anger and of great kindness. (Ps. 145:8)
Second Reading: Philippians 1:21-30
Standing firm in the gospel
Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16
The parable of the vineyard workers
Liturgical Color: Green

Sermon for September 14, 2014

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35

Calendar for the Week of September 14th

Sunday, September 14
8:30am—Worship
9:45am—Sunday School for all ages
11:00am—Worship

Monday, September 15
Synod Convocation at Lutheridge (through Wednesday)
6:30pm—Worshipful Dancers

Tuesday, September 16
8:30am—12:30pm—APPLESeeds

Wednesday, September 17
8:30am—12:30pm—APPLESeeds
10:00am—OWLs—Fellowship Hall
5:30pm—Koinonia Meal—Italian Night
6:30pm—Koinonia Programs

Thursday, September 18
8:30am—12:30pm—APPLESeeds
6:00pm—Girl Scouts Service Unit—Fellowship Hall
7:00pm—Men’s BLB—Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

Friday, September 19
8:30am—12:30pm—APPLESeeds

Saturday, September 20
9:00am—Worship Assistant Training

Sunday, September 21
8:30am—Worship
9:45am—Sunday School for all ages
11:00am—Worship

Walk for SWFCA – 2014

A joint service project of Trinity Episcopal Church and Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in last Sunday’s second annual “God’s Work – Our Hands” event at South Park. Whether you walked, cheered, helped with organizing the event, or sponsored a walker, SWFCA thanks you. So far APLC walkers have accounted for $1,230, with a few pledges still to be received.

Spiritual Gifts

Want to find out what God has in mind for you? Beginning Monday evening, September 22 at 7pm, Pastor Jeffrey and Sarah Ingold will lead a discussion of “Discovering God’s Vision For Your Life.” To join this group, please sign up in the narthex.

Youth Groups – September 14th

Youth Groups will meet at 5:30pm, Sunday, Sept. 14, for Pizza meal and Sodas – one hour discussion to follow about What they would like to do this year, What to discuss, What their passions are!! We plan to meet each month on the 2nd Sunday evening. Come to be a part of looking ahead and to see what we have suggested for service this Fall. Questions? Pastor Diane at d2amidon@bellsouth.net.

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, September 14th

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In today’s second reading Paul questions why we judge one another, since we all stand before the judgment of God. Yet we do sin against one another, and Jesus’ challenge that we forgive seventy-seven times reveals God’s boundless mercy. When we hear the words of forgiveness in worship and sign ourselves with the cross, we are renewed in baptism to be signs of reconciliation in the world.

First Reading: Genesis 50:15-21
Joseph reconciles with his brothers
Psalm: Psalm 103:[1-7] 8-13
The LORD is full of compassion and mercy. (Ps. 103:8)
Second Reading: Romans 14:1-12
Accepting diversity in the community of faith
Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35
A parable of forgiveness in the community of faith
Liturgical Color: Green