Sunday, September 16th

Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 50:4-10, James 3:1-12, Mark 9:14-29

 

Christ Jesus Delivers Us from Sin, Death and the Devil

 

Those who teach the Word of God “will be judged with greater strictness” (James 3:1) because it is by the Word that saving faith is obtained, whereas false doctrine always threatens to destroy Christian faith and life. The tongue “boasts of great things,” whether for good or evil (James 3:5). In fallen man, “it is a restless evil, full of deadly poison” (James 3:8). But anyone who bridles his tongue with the Word of God, who “does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man” (James 3:2). It is Christ who opens His ear to the voice of His Father, so that, with “the tongue of those who are taught,” He is able to sustain the weary “with a word” (Is. 50:4–5). Entrusting Himself to His Father, even to death, He is not put to shame but is vindicated in His resurrection (Is. 50:6–9). By His faith and faithfulness, He casts out the “mute and deaf spirit” from us (Mark 9:25). He has compassion on us and helps us, so that we are not destroyed but cleansed from every evil and raised up from death to life (Mark 9:22–27).

 

8:00am                 Sunday Handbells

9:00am                 Holy Communion

10:40am               Sunday School & Bible Class

11:45am               Stewardship

11:45am               Education                             

3:00pm                 Circuit Forum @ Mount Olive

 

Elders:                  Mike Allison & Monte Wegner

Ushers:                Bob Waite, Rich Waite, Bob Runyan, Hal Medo

 

Church Office Hours this week: Wed 9-2, Fri 9-noon

 

Tuesday, September 18th

9:00am                 Ladies Guild/LWML

 

Wednesday, September 19th

6:30am                 Men’s Bible Study

5:20pm                 Youth Confirmation

6:00pm                 Adult Choir

7:00pm                 Worship/Bible Study

 

Thursday, September 20th

6:30pm                 Midweek Handbells

 

Friday, September 21st

9:30am                 Women’s Bible Study

 

Sunday, September 23rd

8:00am                 Sunday Handbells

9:00am                 Holy Communion

10:40am               Sunday School & Bible Class

11:45am               Youth/Parent Meeting   

11:45am               Evangelism

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