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 middle school through adult will begin 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

 

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 September 20 
Reader: Ainslee Lowry
Greeter: Jenny Roberts

Usher: Brian Barringer

Altar Guild: Jeniffer Honeycutt, Judy Stoner, Marlene Pethel
Communion Assistant: Karen Goodman

Offering Counters: Cam & Laurie Ritchie
Altar Flowers: Teresa McKinney
Pedestal Flower: LuAnne Scott
 

Scripture Lessons September 20 

FIRST LESSON: Isaiah 55:6-9

6“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; 7let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

 

PSALM 27:1-13 

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear?

     the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?

When evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh,

     it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who stumbled and fell.

Though an army should encamp against me,

     yet my heart shall not be afraid;

And though war should rise up against me,

     yet will I put my trust in him.

One thing have I asked of the Lord; one thing I seek;

     that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life;

To behold the fair beauty of the Lord

     and to seek him in his temple.

For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe in his shelter;

     he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling and set me high upon a rock.

Even now he lifts up my head

     above my enemies round about me.

Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with sounds of great gladness;

     I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hearken to my voice, O Lord, when I call;

     have mercy on me and answer me.

You speak in my heart and say, “Seek my face.”

     Your face, Lord, will I seek.

Hide not your face from me,

     nor turn away your servant in displeasure.

You have been my helper; cast me not away;

     do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.

 

SECOND LESSON: Philippians 1:12-14, 19-30

12I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 13so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. 14And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

19… {F}or I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, 20as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. 21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. 23I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. 25Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, 26so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again. 27Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. 29For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

HOLY GOSPEL: Matthew 20:1-16

1{Jesus said,} “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’ 5So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 6And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ 7They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’ 8And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’ 9And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. 10Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ 13But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. 15Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’ 16So the last will be first, and the first last.”

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Christiana Lutheran Church

6190 Hwy 52

Salisbury, NC 28146

Carl Haynes, Pastor

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