Almighty God, gracious Lord,
we thank you that your Holy Spirit renews the church in every age.
Pour out your Holy Spirit on your faithful people.
Keep them steadfast in your word,
protect and comfort them in times of trial,
defend them against all enemies of the gospel,
and bestow on the church your saving peace,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Gospel: A Reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew
12What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?
13And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.
14So it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.
P: The Gospel of the Lord. C: Praise to you, O Christ.
Recycling the emotion of Resentment:
Resentment is a signal of being stuck in a state of unresolved conflict.
Resentment is simply refelt anger.
Balance your view by ceasing to focus on the other person’s part in the drama and look at your own role.
Are you proud of your behavior?
Why are you angry?
What do you feel you have lost?
And what can you do about it?
Ask God for forgiveness in your role in the situation and for help in developing constructive solutions to the problem.
(Creation Justice Ministries)
Upcoming General Election
The fellowship hall will be in use as a polling place all day Tuesday, November 3.
If you need to drop something off at the church Tuesday, please use the office entry.
No meetings should be scheduled at the church that day or evening.
Charitable Trust Donations
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: