Worship Services

 
 Sunday Worship  

Worship services are open in the sanctuary, and will also stream on Facebook Live at 10:30 each Sunday morning. Sunday school for all 

begins at 9:15 a.m.

Please mail your offerings to 6190 US Hwy 52, Salisbury, 28146

or bring them by the church office and place in drop box Ann's office door.

Office hours are

Monday - Friday,  8:30 am -1:30 pm

 

Season of Pentecost 

Pentecost season, as well as the time of Sundays after Pentecost or Sundays after Trinity, is a liturgical period which immediately follows the Easter season.

 

Although the start and end dates vary by liturgical tradition, the season typically begins on the day of Pentecost, this year May 23, and continues throughout the rest of the liturgical year, ending just before the season of Advent. The liturgical color for this period is typically green.

The season of Pentecost is the longest season of our Christian calendar. Traditionally, Christians celebrate the day of Pentecost as a feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, as described in the Book of Acts 2:1–31.

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Helping October 24 
Reader: Laura Ritchie
Greeter: Jenny Roberts

Usher: Brian Barringer

Altar Guild: Carmen & Drew Pethel, Linda Connell, Earlene & Brittney Ritchie
Communion Assistant: 

Offering Counters: Cam & Laurie Ritchie
Altar Flowers: Wendi Hawkins

Pedestal Flower:
Nursery: April & Jason Smith

October 24 Scripture Lessons 

FIRST LESSON: Jeremiah 31:7-9

7Thus says the Lord: “Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, ‘O Lord, save your people, the remnant of Israel.’ 8Behold, I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here. 9With weeping they shall come, and with pleas for mercy I will lead them back, I will make them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble, for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.”

 

PSALM 126

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,

     then were we like those who dream.

Then was our mouth filled with laughter,

     and our tongue with shouts of joy.

Then they said among the nations,

     “The Lord has done great things for them.”

The Lord has done great things for us,

     and we are glad indeed.

Restore our fortunes, O Lord,

     like the watercourses of the Negev.

Those who sowed with tears

     will reap with songs of joy.

Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed,

     will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.

 

SECOND LESSON: Hebrews 7:23-28

23The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, 24but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. 26For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. 28For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

7Thus says the Lord: “Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, ‘O Lord, save your people, the remnant of Israel.’ 8Behold, I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here. 9With weeping they shall come, and with pleas for mercy I will lead them back, I will make them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble, for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.”

HOLY GOSPEL: Mark 10:46-52

46{Jesus and the disciples} came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.