October Worship Opportunities
Most Sunday our lessons are based on the Narrative Lectionary, a new resource of readings, developed by 2 Lutheran Biblical scholars. The Narrative Lectionary is a 4-year series of readings which is designed to offer worshipers the full sweep of the biblical narrative each year. In the fall, primary readings are from the Hebrew Scriptures, culminating with the prophets during Advent. Christmas Eve through Easter Sunday we read systematically through one of the Gospels. Easter through Pentecost tells the story of the early church. Summer readings are left to the discretion of worship leaders to plan thematic series or read through the Pauline letters. We look forward to using this new resource and pray it offers rich, spiritual depth to our worship services.
October 5, 2014 – World Communion Sunday
Theme: The value of rules and the blessing of covenant.
Scripture: Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17
Sermon: “Rules to Live By”
A Celebration of Holy Communion
October 12, 2014 – The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: Remembering the works of God as we commit to serve the Lord.
Scripture: Joshua 24:1-15
Sermon: “Choose, This Day…”
October 19, 2014 – The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: Lifting up domestic violence and abuse for God’s forgiveness and transformation.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:1-9; Psalm 51
Sermon: “A Secret Unveiled”
October is domestic violence awareness month.
October 26, 2014 – The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: Seeking, acquiring and employing wisdom for God’s work.
Scripture: 2 Kings 3:4-28
Sermon: “The Gift of Wisdom”