Sermon for August 30, 2015

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, August 30th

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Wisdom prepares a feast, sets her table, and invites all to come and eat her bread and drink her wine. The first chapter of John’s gospel owes much to the biblical tradition that imagined Wisdom as existing before anything was created and having a role in the work of creation. Christ, the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24), today invites us to eat his flesh and drink his blood. John’s gospel includes no account of the institution of the Lord’s Supper, but here we can’t help hearing Jesus’ words as an invitation to the meal of bread and wine we share.

First Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
Psalm: Psalm 15 (1)
Second Reading: James 1:17-27
Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Color: Green

Sunday School Registration

Christian Education is getting ready to kick off a great Sunday School year. We’ll be recruiting Sunday School teachers, assistants, and other volunteers. Please contact Faith Clapp ([email protected]) with questions. Sunday School begins on September 20th – we hope to see you there!

To register for Sunday School, please click on the link below and complete the form:

http://www.doveandcross.org/2015-sunday-school-registration/

Sermon for August 23, 2013

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: John 6:56-69

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, August 23rd

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In today’s gospel many people take offense at Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh and drink his blood; even many of Jesus’ disciples peel off. This is the backdrop in John’s gospel for Peter’s confession of faith. “To whom can we go?” asks Peter, in words we sometimes sing just before the gospel is read. “You have the words of eternal life.” In order to take such a stand, as Peter and Joshua did, Paul tells us to arm ourselves with the word of God. We pray in the Spirit that we might be bold ambassadors of the gospel.

First Reading: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18
Psalm: Psalm 34:15-22 (15)
Second Reading: Ephesians 6:10-20
Gospel: John 6:56-69
Color: Green

Sermon for August 16, 2015

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel:  John 6:51-58

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, August 16th

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Wisdom prepares a feast, sets her table, and invites all to come and eat her bread and drink her wine. The first chapter of John’s gospel owes much to the biblical tradition that imagined Wisdom as existing before anything was created and having a role in the work of creation. Christ, the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24), today invites us to eat his flesh and drink his blood. John’s gospel includes no account of the institution of the Lord’s supper, but here we can’t help hearing Jesus’ words as an invitation to the meal of bread and wine we share.

First Reading: Proverbs 9:1-6
Psalm:  Psalm 34:9-14 (10)
Second Reading:  Ephesians 5:15-20
Gospel:  John 6:51-58
Color: Green

“God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday – September 13th

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. We will team up once again with out neighbors from Trinity Episcopal Church for our annual Walk/Run-a-Thon. This event raises funds for SWFCA/F.A.C.E.S., an area service working hard to help our neighbors facing the range and scope of emergency financial crisis to avoid eviction from their homes, loss of utilities, or sacrificing the benefit of life-saving prescriptions, to name a few.

The Walk/Run-a-Thon is Sunday, September 13th, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at South Park in Fuquay-Varina, next to the Community Center, 820 S Main St, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526. Registration for participants will begin at 12:30 p.m.

If you would like to participate in the Walk/Run and help us raise funds for SWFCA/F.A.C.E.S click on the link below to download your pledge form.

Walkathon Pledge Form

Building Independence

http://www.lscarolinas.net/how-you-can-help/special-campaigns/ [Read more…]

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, August 9th

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Jesus says that the bread he gives for the life of the world is his flesh, and whoever eats this bread has eternal life now and will be raised on the last day. In Ephesians Paul tells us what this life Jesus gives us looks like, this life we live as those marked with the seal of the Holy Spirit in baptism. We live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us. The whole purpose of life is giving yourself for the other.

First Reading: 1 Kings 19:4-8
Psalm: Psalm 34:1-8
Second Reading: Ephesians 4:25—5:2
Gospel: John 6:35, 41-51
Color: Green