May God fill you with his New goodness everyday in 2018
and may the love of Jesus overflow
from you to others throughout the year!
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Servants for Sunday, October 6 & 7, 2018
Acolyte: Zac Fogel
Altar Guild: Barbara Young
Assistant to the Pastor: Tammy Welch
Assisting Minister: Tim Fulmer
Chalister: Linda Weaver
Coffee Hour: Ron & Carol Miller
Lector: Angie Fulmer
Ushers: Amanda & Joey Bokan, Glenn Campbell
Saturday, October 6, 2018 (Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.) AND
Sunday, October 7, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Today’s gospel combines a saying that makes many of us uncomfortable with a story we find comforting. Jesus’ saying on divorce is another of his rejections of human legislation in favor of the original intent of God’s law. Jesus’ rebuke of the disciples who are fending off the children should challenge us as well. What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God as a child does?
Servants for Sunday, October 14, 2018
Acolyte: Ben Fogel
Altar Guild: Trisha Corcoran, Loretta Duch
Assistant to the Pastor: Terry Ravier
Assisting Minister: Barbara Young
Chalister: Sharon Bender
Coffee Hour: Robin Rooth-Fogel, Barbara Young
Lector: Cris Hess
Ushers: Alyssa & Tina Milan, Tina Young
Sunday, October 14, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost/Pastor Appreciation Sunday ~ The rich man who comes to ask Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life is a good man, sincere in his asking. Mark’s gospel is alone in saying that Jesus looked on him and loved him. Out of love, not as judgment, Jesus offers him an open door to life: sell all you own and give it to the poor. Our culture bombards us with the message that we will find life by consuming. Our assemblies counter this message with the invitation to find life by divesting for the sake of the other.
Servants for Sunday, October 21, 2018
Acolyte: Gabrielle Miller
Altar Guild: Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta
Assistant to the Pastor: Bill Young
Assisting Minister: Cindy Ziegler
Chalister: Kathy Fenstermacher
Coffee Hour: Larry Brown, Tammy Welch
Lector: Denise Hoffert
Ushers: Glenn Cressman, Ron & Carol Miller, Kathy Shermetta
Sunday, October 21, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost/Harvest Home~ Today’s gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who’s number one, which leads Jesus to say something about God's take on importance and power. Here Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great. When we pray “your kingdom come” we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression. We pray this gathered around the cross, a sign of great shame transformed to be the sign of great honor and service.
Servants for Sunday, October 28, 2018
Acolyte: Zoey Bokan
Altar Guild: Alice Wallace, Barbara Young
Assistant to the Pastor: Barbara Young
Assisting Minister: David Moser
Chalister: Terry Ravier
Coffee Hour: Lee Ann Malesky, Doris Smith, Alice Wallace
Lector: Quinette Brucker
Ushers: Larry Brown, Glenn Campbell, Cindy Hart, Tammy Welch
Sunday, October 28, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Reformation Sunday ~ Can we pray the way Bartimaeus prays? People try to hush him up because by addressing Jesus as “Son of David” he is making a politically dangerous claim that Jesus is the rightful king. Could our prayers ever be heard as a threat to unjust powers-that-be? Bartimaeus won’t give up or go away quietly, but repeats his call for help more loudly. Do we ask so boldly? And are our prayers an honest answer to Jesus’ question, “What do you want me to do for you?"
New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church wishes you a blessed day
and we pray that Christ's message of eternal life fills you with hope and love!