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.

 

Season of Pentecost  

Pentecost season, is a liturgical period celebrated by some Christian churches, 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 and continues throughout the rest of the liturgical year, ending just before the season of Advent.

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Helping September 25 
Worship Leader: Richard Crouch
Message: Jason Smith
Reader: Madeline Zieverink
Greeters: Jenny Roberts, Eddie Eller

Usher: Brian Barringer

Altar Guild: Earlene Ritchie, Brittney Ritchie, Linda Duncan, Angie Fleming
Communion Assistants:

Offering Counters: Cam & Laurie Ritchie
Altar Flowers: Diane Smith

Pedestal Flowers:  Lynda Pethel

Scripture Lessons for September 25 

 

FIRST LESSON: Amos 6:1-7                                                               
1“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! 2Pass 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, 3O you who put far away the day of disaster and bring near the seat of violence? 4Woe 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, 5who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and like David invent for themselves instruments of music, 6who drink wine in bowls and anoint themselves with the finest oils, but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph! 7Therefore they shall now be the first of those who go into exile, and the revelry of those who stretch themselves out shall pass away.”

PSALM 146 

1Hallelujah! Praise the Lord, O my soul!

     I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

2Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth,

     for there is no help in them.

3When they breathe their last, they return to earth,

     and in that day their thoughts perish.

4Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help!

     whose hope is in the Lord their God;

5Who made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that | is in them;

     who keeps his promise forever,

6Who gives justice to those who are oppressed,

     and food to those who hunger.

7The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind;

     the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;

8The Lord loves the righteous; the Lord cares for the stranger;

     he sustains the orphan and widow, but frustrates the way | of the wicked.

9The Lord shall reign forever,

     your God, O Zion, throughout all generations. Hallelujah!

 

SECOND LESSON: 1 Timothy 3:1-13                                                                                               

1The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, 5for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? 6He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil. 8Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

HOLY GOSPEL: Luke 16:19-31

19{Jesus said to the Pharisees,} “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24And 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.’ 25But 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. 26And 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.’ 27And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house — 28for I have five brothers — so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”