RESURRECTION CHANGES EVERYTHING
November 10, 2019
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Jesus cleared the confusion of the Sadducees by teaching them that God was a God of the living, not the dead. He is not bound by the laws and conditions that limit us. When we embrace our God as the Author of opportunity, the world of godly possibilities opens wide before us.
VETERANS DAY—“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13. Please join us in praying for, honoring, and thanking our Veterans for their service.
VOTERS’ MEETING—Join us TODAY at noon to vote on open leadership positions and hear about the latest Our Shepherd news.
FOOD PANTRY—We will be collecting non-perishable food before each of the services and Sunday School the weekend of Nov. 23-24. Simply drive-up to the blue tents at the main entrance and drop-off any food or toiletry donations. Monetary donations are used to purchase additional food for the ever increasing families in need of assistance. Help us stock our shelves to serve those in need!
MOPS ADVENT TEA—Our Shepherd MOPS cordially invites all women (high school aged and above) to an afternoon of fellowship and dessert in preparation for the Advent season. The 17th Annual Advent Tea will be on Saturday, December 7 from 1-3 pm. Reservations are just $10 per person. Tickets are now available between services. You may call Michelle Borcherding, 317-286-3627, or email her at with questions.
THANKSGIVING SERVICE AND PIE FELLOWSHIP—Bring your family and friends to a favorite holiday tradition at Our Shepherd! Join us on Thanksgiving Eve for worship at 6:30 pm and pie fellowship immediately following. Enjoy a slice of pie with your Our Shepherd family!
OSLS—Did you know that Our Shepherd places great value on experiential learning for our students? The opportunity to regularly explore nature, science, math, and music on the completed STEAM trail behind the soccer field is a benefit provided by the generosity of All Saints' Fest. With collaboration from parents, classes are able to take numerous field trips that reinforce standards and instructional learning. Providing these opportunities allow us to make impactful and memorable learning experiences for our students. Thanks be to God for these blessings!
SHARE LIFE WITH OUR SHEPHERD -Homebound members receive a packet from OSLCS every month which includes bulletins, emails, birthday/anniversary lists, and devotionals. Members of the Ladies Circle contributed to this month’s packet with homemade greeting cards and inspiring messages. If you would like to be involved in our homebound ministry, please contact the church office.
IN OUR PRAYERS
Jeff Bick, Mark Galenski, Mark Godby, Katie Koontz, Tee Lipsey, Anna Rosebrough, Becky Roth, Doreen Schneider, Norie Strakis, Dian Summerlot, and John Widau. For all of our homebound members including Orpha Harris. For all missionaries, including Connor Colangelo, Lutheran Young Adult Corps, serving at Trinity in St. Louis. For all who are imprisoned. For all persecuted Christians throughout the world. For our active military, including Dominick Greci, Dylan Pliska-Lyndoe and Rex Rafferty.
Voters’ Meeting, SUNDAY, 12 pm
All Saints’ Fest, Nov. 15, 5:30 pm
Ladies Guild Meeting, Nov. 19, 7 pm
Ladies Circle Meeting, Nov. 21, 10 am
Thanksgiving Eve Service & Pie Fellowship, Nov. 27
OLD TESTAMENT READING, Exodus 3:1-15
1 Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” 4 When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” 5 Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” 6 And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. 7 Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, 8 and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 9 And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” 11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” 12 He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.” 13 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.
EPISTLE READING, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8, 13-17
1Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, 2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
13 But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. 14 To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter. 16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.
GOSPEL READING, Luke 20:27-40
27 There came to [Jesus] some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, 28 and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second 31 and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died. 32 Afterward the woman also died. 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife.” 34 And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, 36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him.” 39 Then some of the scribes answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” 40 For they no longer dared to ask him any question.