October 4th, 2020 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost
WORSHIP & Bible Study
Worship is at 10AM, Lord’s Supper for those present.
This week’s service Bulletin/Worship Link Here
Zoom Info Update: As of 9/27/20 (last Sunday) Zoom made either passcodes or a waiting room mandatory. It defaulted to a waiting room. I have changed that to a passcode, so that when you join you will jump right in instead of waiting to be admitted. If you use the link above it has the passcode embedded in it. If you are logging in using the meeting ID or the old link, you will need the passcode. Meeting ID: 645 848 5288 Passcode: miracles
Bible Study after service or 11:15ish. I’ll keep the zoom line on. We are going to walk through the biblical stories on pestilence in Israel. Numbers 11, 16 (Korah’s Rebellion) and 2 Samuel 24 (David’s Census). Everyone is encouraged to stay or to jump in online. (I think I have even figured out a way to get online voices through the main church speakers.)
Devotion & Prayer Thought
My confirmation verse was assigned from Joshua: “Be Strong and of good courage, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go (Jos 1:9).” Still good advice, even if I’m not always as confident in my rightness as my 8th grade self directly claiming that verse for whatever was my goal at the time (God wills that we win this game!) But if I was picking my own verse today, Philippians 3 just might be it, specifically 10-14.
Mark Brown’s shorter catechism from those verses.
What is my end/purpose? That I may know Christ and the power of his resurrection.
Why? That by any means possible I might attain to the resurrection from the dead.
What can I expect today from this pursuit? A sharing in the sufferings and death of Christ.
What can I expect eventually from the resurrection? Perfection. Christ has already made me his own. In the resurrection I will have been made what Christ considers the perfect me, the actual me. That perfection will no longer be a daily often failing struggle but be mine.
What do I do until then? I forget what lies behind, and strain forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ.
What does this mean? Today, I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sin, I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
How do you know that you won’t miss it? Christ has already made me his own. It comes not through a righteousness of works of my own, but by faith in these words: Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Halleluiah!
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK OF: Oct 5th – Oct 11th
Mon. – Fri. ……….….… 8:00am Preschool
Tuesday: ……………….. 7:00pm Board of Elders Meeting
Wednesday: ……………. 7:00pm LAF
Thursday: ……………… 10:00am Bible Study
Sunday: …………………. 10:00am Worship
11:15am Bible Study
- Thurs 10am: We are going to be looking at the book of Ezekiel, at least parts of it. The strangest book in the bible. And the bible is a pretty strange book. Everyone welcome, including on zoom.
- Confirmation: Confirmation 2 got restarted. Reviewing the Lord’s Prayer.
- Life Application Fellowship (LAF): is next meeting on Wednesdays, October 7th at 7 PM. We will be on the Zoom line.
- Sunday Morning: Study will be at 11:15ish, after worship, in the sanctuary. I’ll also have this on the zoom line. And I will have coffee.
- Catechism Moment: We have finished the Lord’s Prayer section. We will continue on into the Sacraments.
It is still mowing season. Thank you and please remember to do your part.