ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL!
October 13, 2019
18th Sunday after Pentecost - LWML SUNDAY
Who hasn’t heard the familiar cry of the Three Musketeers, “All for one and one for all?” Jesus did far better because when He did "One for all," that includes you! You get to live every day with the hope of everlasting life in Him. Each day is an opportunity to repay the favor by serving and sharing that good news with others.
LWML SUNDAY—We celebrate the work of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML-the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod). Our services include the LWML creedal prayer and a dedicated closing hymn. The LWML has an information table in the narthex showing their work both home and abroad. They are collecting Mites for missions at their table and offering a selection of gifts. Be sure to stop by and see them.
TRUNK-OR-TREAT—Trunk-or-Treat brings hundreds of children to Our Shepherd every year. You can help to make this event successful by witnessing Christ's love to our community. Welcome our guests, host a trunk, be a game leader, assist with hayrides/pumpkin chunkin’/parking/set-up/tear-down, or re-stock candy; there are so many opportunities to serve. Sign-up online or in the Narthex to reserve a trunk space and/or volunteer. Candy donations may be deposited in the bright orange candy collection bin across from the coat racks.
TOWN HALL MEETING—Join the conversation on Thursday, October 24 at 7 pm. Agenda items include general Q & A, pastoral and school updates, Fundraising Policy update, and more.
FOOD PANTRY—We are in immediate need of assistance picking up food at the Danville Walmart on the first and third Fridays of the month at 11:00 am. The food is brought back to the church where volunteers will assist with putting it all away. A pickup truck is preferred as some loads can be large. Anyone interested may contact David Rieger at
OSLS ALL SAINTS’ FEST—Childcare is available at church the evening of All Saints’ Fest, Friday, November 15! Drop your children off from 5:15-11 pm so that you may enjoy an evening of dining, fellowship, and the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind auction items thoughtfully created by our teachers, students, and volunteers. Children must be at least three-years-old and toilet trained. Fifteen dollars per child includes pizza, drinks, snacks, and activities. Tickets are on sale in the narthex between services.
SHARE LIFE WITH OUR SHEPHERD -
We are incredibly grateful to all of the volunteers that served the Food and Clothing Pantry last weekend! We had our bedrock volunteers; thank you for always being here and so dedicated. We had new volunteers, many from our high school youth group. They were a true blessing to have helping out. We were able to give away more clothing than we ever have. The generosity of the Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and School family is overwhelming. God has truly blessed us to provide all we need to support our community. Praise be to God!
IN OUR PRAYERS
Tee Lipsey, Becky Roth, Doreen Schneider, Dian Summerlot, and Morgan Wash. For all of our homebound members including Cheryl Barksdale. For all who are imprisoned. For all missionaries, including Pastor Dennis Ouellette of LAMP Ministries. For all persecuted Christians throughout the world. For our active military, including Dominick Greci, Dylan Pliska-Lyndoe and Rex Rafferty.
Ladies Circle Meeting, Oct. 17, 10 am
Town Hall Meeting, Oct. 24, 7 pm
Trunk-or-Treat, Oct. 25, 6-8 pm
OLD TESTAMENT READING, Ruth 1:1-19a
1In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. 2 The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there. 3 But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons. 4 These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. They lived there about ten years, 5 and both Mahlon and Chilion died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband. 6 Then she arose with her daughters -in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the Lord had visited his people and given them food. 7 So she set out from the place where she was with her two daughters-in-law, and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah. 8 But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother's house. May the Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me. 9 The Lord grant that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband!” Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept. 10 And they said to her, “No, we will return with you to your people.” 11 But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Have I yet sons in my womb that they may become your husbands? 12 Turn back, my daughters; go your way, for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, even if I should have a husband this night and should bear sons, 13 would you therefore wait till they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters, for it is exceedingly bitter to me for your sake that the hand of the Lord has gone out against me.” 14 Then they lifted up their voices and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her. 15 And she said, “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” 16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.” 18 And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more. 19 So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. And when they came to Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them.
EPISTLE READING, 2 Timothy 2:1-13
1You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. 3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; 13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.
GOSPEL READING, Luke 17:11-19
11 On the way to Jerusalem [Jesus] was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”