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Almighty all merciful God. We give you thanks and praise for your promise to walk with us and show us your way. Forgive us when our trust in you is blurred by worldly distractions. Help us, Father, to see with fresh eyes the vision you have for us here at our church. You have given each of us special gifts to be used to grow your Kingdom. We are here to be a part in bonding these gifts and be a voice in spreading the Good News of the Gospel. We pray in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
27Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, 28and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God's doing. 29For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well— 30since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
2:1If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
12Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
23When [Jesus] entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?"
24Jesus said to them,
I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.
25Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin? And they argued with one another,
If we say,
27So they answered Jesus,
From heaven, he will say to us,
Why then did you not believe him?
26But if we say,
Of human origin, we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet.
We do not know. And he said to them,
Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, They said,
Son, go and work in the vineyard today.
I will not; but later he changed his mind and went.
30The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered,
I go, sir; but he did not go.
31Which of the two did the will of his father?
The first. Jesus said to them,
Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.
32For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.
P: The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
P: Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.
Do a home or parish energy audit. You will be able to identify where you can patch air leaks, switch out light bulbs, or improve insulation. You'll conserve energy, reduce emissions that contribute to climate change, and save money! (Creation Justice Ministries)
A special congregational meeting will be held today about fellowship hall renovation plans. The meeting will be held immediately after the indoor service (10:30–10:45) in the sanctuary, observing social distancing requirements.
Next Sunday, October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In honor of St. Francis and his love for all God's creatures, there will be a virtual blessing of pets and other animals in our lives at both the 9:00 and 10:00 services. Bring an image of your pet(s) with you to the service to receive a blessing on their behalf.
Did you know that memorials do not automatically go to the Charitable Trust? Only by designating the "Charitable Trust" as the recipient is the donation added to the fund for future OSLC needs.
The Mission committee is continuing to collect food that will be shared between Safe Harbor and the Midwest Food Bank. We are collecting the following items:
There is a box just inside the church entrance where you can deposit items. Please do not take items to Megan or Pastor Henrick's office.
In addition to collecting food for local food banks, the Mission Committee is collecting school supplies for Fairview School. They indicated the following as the most needed:
We are also collecting
Anyone wishing to donate can put in the church narthex in the same baskets as donated food. Any questions call Kay DeFrees or Pam Schwartzkopf.