Today's Readings: Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12
Noticias Re"Mark"adas (anuncios espanol)
Together in Faith: “Do whatever the (Pharisees) teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, for they do not practice what they teach.” Matthew 23:2-3
As a person who consistently practiced what he preached, even to the very end of his life, Jesus was deeply offended by the hypocrisy he observed. And yet, we all know how hard it is to be constantly faithful to the high calling we have received. As good stewards, we strive to do our best; when we slip, we seek forgiveness and return to the good way as strongly as we can.
Bishop's Committee Parishioner Liaison: Every week there will be an assigned member of the Bishop's Committee to serve as a Parishioner Liaison. We encourage parishioners to seek out this assigned member whenever there is a suggestion, question or concern. The liaisons will bring all comments to the monthly meeting of the Bishop's Committee to be addressed as appropriate. This week’s Parishioner Liaison is Bob Cheatham
Thanksgiving: Our annual Thanksgiving service will be held on Wednesday, November 22 at 10 am with Thanksgiving brunch after service. The church will provide two turkeys, but we would like people to sign up for various side dishes and beverages. First Lutheran Church parishioners will be joining us that day.
Thanksgiving Donations: It's almost time for Turkey again! If you would like to donate toward the purchase of gift cards for Turkeys, Food Pantry volunteers will be accepting donations during coffee time. The gift cards will be given to those in need during food distribution on November 14th.
Upcoming Ministry Meetings:
Mark Your Calendars:
Junior Warden Schedule: Our Junior Warden, Bob Cheatham, will be keeping regularly scheduled hours at the office: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 8-10 am performing various maintenance duties; also every Friday from 7 am-11 am performing beautification, and property maintenance. If you have questions, comments or just want to help out, please call Bob Cheatham at 602-568-2701.
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September-October 2018 (pdf)