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 will stream on Facebook Live at 8:45 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.

Current office hours are

Monday - Thursday,  8:30 am -12:30 pm

 

Pentecost 

The Christian day of Pentecost, which is celebrated the 49th day (the seventh Sunday) after Easter Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1–31).

The season of Pentecost is the longest season in the Christian Church year. It begins the Monday following the Day of Pentecost and lasts until the season of Advent begins. It lasts anywhere between 22 and 27 weeks, depending on when Easter takes place. 

The season of Pentecost is often referred to as the non-festival half of the church year because during this time the Christian Church does not celebrate a major festival commemorating the life of Jesus. It is also referred to as Ordinary Time. The word “ordinal” simply means counted time.

During the season of Pentecost, the Christian Church focuses on the teachings of Jesus.

 Helping July 12 
Reader: Trish Kelsoe
Greeters: Jenny Roberts

Usher: Brian Barringer

Altar Guild: Debbie Eller, Linda Crouch, Tony & Wendi Hawkins
Communion Assistant: 

Offering Counters: Laurie & Cam Ritchie
Altar Flowers: Vickie Keene
Pedestal Flower:
 

Scripture Lesson July 12 

FIRST LESSON: Isaiah 55:10-13 (ESV)                                                   

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. 12For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the Lord, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

 

PSALM 65:1-8  

You are to be praised, O God, in Zion;

     to you shall vows be performed in Jerusalem.

To you that hear prayer shall all flesh come,

     because of their transgressions.

Our sins are stronger than we are,

     but you will blot them out.

Happy are they whom you choose and draw to your courts to dwell there!

     they will be satisfied by the beauty of your house, by the holiness of your temple.

Awesome things will you show us in your righteousness, O God of our salvation,

     O Hope of all the ends of the earth and of the seas that are far away.

You make fast the mountains by your power;

     they are girded about with might.

You still the roaring of the seas,

     the roaring of their waves, and the clamor of the peoples.

Those who dwell at the ends of the earth will tremble at your marvelous signs;

     you make the dawn and the dusk to sing for joy.

 

SECOND LESSON: Romans 8:12-17 

So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then heirs — heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

 

HOLY GOSPEL: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (ESV)

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. 5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, 6but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. 7Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9He who has ears, let him hear.”

18{Jesus said to the disciples,} “Hear then the parable of the sower: 19When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. 22As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

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Christiana Lutheran Church

6190 Hwy 52

Salisbury, NC 28146

Carl Haynes, Pastor

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