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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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.  

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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. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ladies Circle Meeting, Oct. 17, 10 am

Town Hall Meeting, Oct. 24, 7 pm

Trunk-or-Treat, Oct. 25, 6-8 pm 

SCRIPTURE READINGS 

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. 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. But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons. These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. They lived there about ten years, and both Mahlon and Chilion died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband. 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. 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. 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. 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, 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. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 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.”

Weekly Announcements 09.27.19

IS HAVING MONEY A SIN?

September 29, 2019

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Paul writes this letter to Timothy, exhorting him to be cautious of false teachings and warns of the corruption that wealth can bring to a person’s heart. As Christians living in the wealthiest nation on earth, we would do well to focus on his warning. The question should be asked, “Is having wealth a sin?” 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PASTOR AND CHURCH WORKER APPRECIATION—Help us show appreciation for the dedicated service of our pastors and church workers this week by providing notes of encouragement, cards, or tokens of appreciation in blessing bags found in the narthex. These gifts will be presented to our church workers on October 6 at the 8:00 am service.

NURSERY ATTENDANT NEEDED—We are in search of an additional Nursery Attendant! If you love working with children and feel called to support families during worship on Sunday mornings, please ask for the job description in the church office. Resumes and cover letters may be submitted to DCE Joel Marquardt at   by Thursday, October 10.

TRUNK-OR-TREAT—Join us for a fun-filled, family-friendly evening of hayrides, live music, food trucks, games, pumpkin chunkin’, and trunks full of candy on Friday, October 25 from 6-8 pm! Sign-up in the narthex by Oct. 16 to volunteer and/or reserve a trunk. A candy donation bin is located across from the coat racks.

LWML SUNDAY—We will be celebrating the work of the LWML the weekend of October 12-13. The LWML, Lutheran Women in Mission, helps to support missions of the LCMS through donations made in Mite Boxes. Over $100 million has been collected to support the spreading of the Gospel throughout the world since its founding in 1942. We will be collecting Mites (donations of spare change) which help support Mission Grants locally, nationally, and globally. Join us in praising God for the faithful women and men of the LWML.

OSLS—Tickets go on sale this weekend for the Annual All Saints' Fest auction to support the ministry of the school. A table will be set up in the narthex; look for a blue tri-fold. Auction items include: behind the scenes Circle of Lights tour with hotel and party; Disney Park Hopper Passes; and the ever-popular reserved parking spots. Donations for the auction are still being accepted. Look for the donation bin across from the coat racks or see Kristine Beltz.

SHARE LIFE WITH OUR SHEPHERD -The work day at Our Savior was a great success as members of Our Shepherd teamed up with members of Our Savior and students from UIndy to clean, prepare materials for worship, and recover from the fire that destroyed their building last August. Another opportunity to assist their church will be coming soon. 

IN OUR PRAYERS

Tee Lipsey, Becky Roth, Doreen Schneider, Dian Summerlot, Morgan Wash, and Bob Wittman. For all of our homebound members including Frances Wells. For all who are imprisoned. For all missionaries, including Pastor Dan Coffey, IN State Police Chaplain. For all persecuted Christians throughout the world. For our active military, including Dominick Greci, Dylan Pliska-Lyndoe and Rex Rafferty. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pack the Truck for Family Promise, Sept. 28-29

LWML Sunday, Oct. 12-13, all services

Ladies Circle Meeting, Oct. 17, 10 am

Trunk-or-Treat, Oct. 25, 6-8 pm 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING, Amos 6:1-7

“Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who feel secure on the mountain of Samaria, the notable men of the first of the nations, to whom the house of Israel comes! Pass over to Calneh, and see, and from there go to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Philistines. Are you better than these kingdoms? Or is their territory greater than your territory, O you who put far away the day of disaster and bring near the seat of violence? “Woe to those who lie on beds of ivory and stretch themselves out on their couches, and eat lambs from the flock and calves from the midst of the stall, who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and like David invent for themselves instruments of music, who drink wine in bowls and anoint themselves with the finest oils, but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph! Therefore they shall now be the first of those who go into exile, and the revelry of those who stretch themselves out shall pass away.”

EPISTLE READING,1 Timothy 6:1-21

Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled. Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things. If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, 14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. 17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. 20 O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” 21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you.

GOSPEL READING, Luke 16:19-31

19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ 27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house— 28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’” 

 

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