First Communion Lunch & Learning Event

All Children who wish to learn more about Holy Communion are invited to lunch and learning event with the Pastor at 12:15pm, Sunday, November 6th. We will serve subs from Subway. The cost is $4 per person.

Whether a child (or even an adult) is preparing to receive the sacrament for the very first time, or simply wanting to be reminded what Holy Communion is all about, all are welcome to attend this event.  Pastor’s presentation will be geared for all ages.

Please sign up in the Narthex at the Sign-Up Station.

(At least one parent must attend with their child.)

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, September 18th

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As we are invited today to consider what it means to be managers (rather than owners) of all that we have, it is crucial to recall that we are bought with a price. “Christ Jesus, himself human, . . . gave himself a ransom for all.” Apart from the generosity of God we have nothing—we are nothing. By God’s gracious favor we have everything we need.

Readings
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113 (7)
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13

Color: Green

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, September 11th

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Sept. 11, 2001, is a day the world will never forget. Remembering this day of suffering and anguish also brings to mind stories of profound courage and compassion. Luke’s parables show two people who search diligently for something they have lost. Today is a time to remember not only what has been lost, but also what has been found, recovered, and celebrated as people all around us continue to work together to heal and restore important things that are too easily broken or lost. Who should you remember today because they refused to give up on a person or an idea that others said was lost and not worth the effort to reclaim?

Readings
Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51:1-10 (1)
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

Color: Green

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, September 4th

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Called to contemplate the cost of discipleship today, we might be helped by translating Paul’s request to Philemon into our prayer of the day: Refresh my heart in Christ. Strengthened by the company and forgiveness of the Christ in the blessed sacrament and recalling God’s grace in remembrance of baptism, we can be strengthened in this hour to “choose life”—to choose life in God as our own.

Readings
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1 (3)
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, August 21st

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Remember the sabbath day. Call the sabbath a delight. This is the Lord’s day, and the Lord will do for us what the Lord does: feed us, forgive us, help and heal us. Rejoice at all the wonderful things God is doing.

Readings
Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm 103:1-8 (4)
Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17

Color: Green

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, August 14th

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The word of God is a refining fire. Jesus is the great divide in human history. He invites our undivided attention and devotion. Today, in the assembly, we are surrounded by “so great a cloud of witnesses.” In the word and in the holy communion we are invited yet again to look to Jesus, “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”

Readings
Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 (14, 15)
Hebrews 11:29—12:2
Luke 12:49-56

Color: Green

“Let Go, Let God” – Sermon for August 7, 2016

12th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Luke 12:32-40

“Greed” – Sermon for July 31, 2016

11th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Luke 12:13-21

“ASK” – Sermon for July 24, 2016

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel:  Luke 11:1-13

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, July 24th

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Persistence in prayer evoked the admiration of Jesus and wins the attention of the Lord when Abraham intercedes for Sodom. The life of the baptized—to be rooted and built up in Christ Jesus the Lord—is to be rooted in prayer. God hears and answers prayer and so strengthens God’s own. “When I called, you answered me; you increased my strength within me.”

Readings
Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 138 (8)
Colossians 2:6-15 [16-19]
Luke 11:1-13

Color: Green