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Weekly Announcements 10.06.19

FAITH AND FAMILY

October 5-6, 2019

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

There’s nothing more precious in this life than the people we love. Jesus so loves His family that He sacrificed everything for us on the cross. By His loving sacrifice, we are joined to Him forever! Hope and joy fill our hearts when our loved ones are also brought into the faith and we watch them persevere and grow in Christ.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHURCH WORKER APPRECIATION—Today we celebrate the dedication and service of our pastors and church workers. Praise God for laborers in the harvest, and please pray for our workers who serve us.

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.

FALL BREAK OFFICE HOURS—The church office will be open 10 am-2 pm October 14-17.

OSLS—The Middle School Fall Concert is right around the corner! On Monday, October 7 at 6:30 pm,  the Middle School Music groups will be sharing what they have been working hard on so far this school year. Come hear the beginning band take the stage for the first time, the advanced band show off all their progress, and the 5th and 6th grade choir sing in Spanish, with accompaniment composed by our 7th and 8th graders! 

Lutheran High School will be hosting our 7th/8th graders as Saints-4-a-Day on October 10. Any 7th or 8th-grade students of congregational families who are interested in attending this event may contact Principal Hedges for more information. 

IN OUR PRAYERS

Tee Lipsey, Becky Roth, Doreen Schneider, Dian Summerlot, Marc Sweeny, and Morgan Wash. For all of our homebound members including Frances Wells. For all who mourn including the family and friends of Steve Meyerholtz (Mark Meyerholtz’s uncle). For all who are imprisoned. For all missionaries, including Pastor Dennis and Deaconess Lorna Meeker of Point of Grace Academy. For all persecuted Christians throughout the world. For our active military, including Dominick Greci, Dylan Pliska-Lyndoe and Rex Rafferty.

UPCOMING EVENTS

OSLS Middle School Concert, Oct. 7, 6:30 pm

LWML Sunday, Oct. 12-13, all services

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, Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4

1The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw. O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted. I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint. And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.

EPISTLE READING, 2 Timothy 1:1-14

1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 10 and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me. 13 Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you. 

GOSPEL READING, Luke 17:1-10

1And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. “Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”