October 3rd World Communion Sunday we will be receiving offerings for Peace and Global Witness
Guest Preacher: Chaplain Darren Beachy
Sermon title: The Pearl of Great Price
First Reading: Matthew 6:19-21
Second: Matthew 13:45-46
Abstract: Jesus cared about prioritizing. In light of the in- breaking kingdom, which is already here, we are forced to act. We are forced to determine what we must do to prepare for this new reality. What do we keep and what do we divest? Once we know that material goods will only collect rust or dust, and once we know that the only thing that counts is treasure in heaven, surely we must find a new way to live.
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Ruling Elder Pedro Arellano
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Praise Team – Adults
The praise team sings/plays for our 10:30am service September thru May. This ministry includes singers, guitarists, drummers and keyboard players. Rehearsal time is determined by the team playing for the weekend. Contact: Kris Bartelt, email@example.com
Teen Praise Team – for young adults 6-12th grade.
Rehearsals are Sunday evening from 4 – 5:15pm starting September 14th. Youth interested in being musicians, singers, ushers, lectors or greeters are welcome. The youth will lead worship on the 3rd Sunday of the month at our 10:30am service. Co-Directors: Becky Frize, Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org or Terri Wilke, email@example.com
Handbell Choir – 8th grade through adult.
This year we are expanding the age range for handbell ringers. Anyone from 8th grade on up who reads music is welcome to join our handbell choir. Practice is from 5:45-6:30 on Wednesday nights starting September 10th. The Bell choir rings once a month.
Director: Joanne Marchionda, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chancel Choir – Adult choir
This year we are looking at making a few minor changes to our “performance” with adding songs with the congregation, preludes and postludes (all good things). You don’t have to read music or be a perfect singer – just want to have fun and be a part of an amazing group of people.
Sermon: “The Courage to Be Ourselves”
Theme: We grow in emotional courage as we learn to be shaped and molded by God’s Holy Spirit and Christ’s love.
Purpose: The congregation will explore the difference between holding fast to their own relationship with God and accepting others, as they are.
Scriptures: Ephesians 4:22-32 do not let the sun go down on your anger. be kind to one another.
John 14:18-27 I will not leave you orphaned, those who keep my commandments will show their love.
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