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Sunday, Oct. 1 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship, 9:30 AM

Refreshments, 10:45 AM

Adult Bible Study, 11:00 AM

 

Jesus' parable about two sons who don't do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God,

such as prostitutes and tax collectors going before others into God's kingdom. In the reading

from Ezekiel the people question whether the ways of the Lord are unfair; instead they are to

repent and turn to the Lord. Paul urges us to look to Christ as a model of humility, looking to the

 interests of others above our own. Nourished by the broken bread and shared cup, we offer our

 lives for the sake of our needy world.

 

 

 

Sunday, Oct. 8  –  Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship, 9:30 AM

Special Refreshments, 10:35 AM

Martin Luther Sunday

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In today's gospel reading, Jesus tells a parable of the vineyard, an image of Israel, the prophets' mission,

 and Christ's death. For Christians, the vineyard also speaks of God's love poured out in the blood of Christ,

given to us for the forgiveness of sin. Grafted onto Christ the vine at baptism, we are nourished with wine

and bread, that we may share Christ's sufferings and know the power of his resurrection.

 

 

 

Sunday, Oct. 15 – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 Worship, 9:30 AM

Refreshments, 10:35 AM

Adult Bible Study, 11:00 AM

Birthday Sunday

 

In Isaiah we are given a vision of the great feast to come, when God will wipe away death forever.

 In Jesus' parable about a great banquet, those invited do not come, so the invitation is extended to others.

 In our liturgy God spreads a table before us. Even amid anxiety and hardship we rejoice in the peace

of God that surpasses all understanding. With great joy we feast at the table of the Lord, and we go forth

to share the wonderful invitation with others hungering and thirsting for the abundant life

 

 

 

Sunday, Oct. 22 – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

60th Anniversary Worship Celebration, 10:00 AM

60th Anniversary Lunch & Celebration

 

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In today's first reading God uses the Gentile ruler Cyrus to accomplish divine purposes.

When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give the emperor what belongs to him

and to God what belongs to God. To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance

 is to God rather than to any earthly authority. Created in the image of God, we offer our entire

selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, Oct. 29 – Reformation Sunday

Worship, 9:30 AM

Refreshments, 10:35 AM

Adult Bible Study, 11:00 AM

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Benevolence Sunday

 

On this day we celebrate the heart of our faith: the gospel of Christ—the good news—

that makes us free!  We pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to unite the church today in its

proclamation and witness to the world. In the waters of baptism we are made one body; we pray

for he day that all Christians will also be one at the Lord's table.

 

Reprinted from Words for Worship, copyright 2012 Augsburg Fortress.

Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.