Everyone is a minister serving with joy!

Please refer to the schedules below for your service date & time.

Also, if you are a reader the first and second readings are provided below.

Thank you for your willingness to serve.

Any worship assistant changes or substitutions have their names shown bold

 capital letters below.

Worship Assistants for Sunday, August 19, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer: Tripp Smith

Altar Guild:   Chaney; Williams; Kuhn

Crucifer:  Pam Smith

Reader: Kathy Burns

Communion Servers:Jeff & Connie Chestnut

Ushers:Barbara & David Vroom

Greeters:Dan Burns (North),Sue Loudermilk (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Christy Hall

Coffee Clean-Up:  Earl Kemper

If you are unable to serve, please find a replacement and notify the church office of the change as soon as possible.

 If you would like to serve during worship, please contact the church office to be placed on the rotation.

First Reading: 

Proverbs 9:1-6

1Wisdom has built her house,
  she has hewn her seven pillars.
2She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine,
  she has also set her table.
3She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls
  from the highest places in the town,
4“You that are simple, turn in here!”
  To those without sense she says,
5“Come, eat of my bread
  and drink of the wine I have mixed.
6Lay aside immaturity, and live,
  and walk in the way of insight.”

Second Reading: 

Ephesians 5:15-20

15Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, 16making the most of the time, because the days are evil. 17So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, 19as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, 20giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Worship Assistants for Sunday, August 26, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer: Jean Waldo

Altar Guild:   Chaney; Williams; Kuhn

Crucifer:  Valerie Oden

Reader: Heda Christ

Communion Servers:Maureen Kennedy & Barbara Sorensen

Ushers:Pam & Tripp Smith

Greeters:Kelly Fontenot  (North), Linda Carter (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Sharon Lindquist

Coffee Clean-Up:  Shirley Bridges

If you are unable to serve, please find a replacement and notify the church office of the change as soon as possible.

 If you would like to serve during worship, please contact the church office to be placed on the rotation.

First Reading: 

Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18

1Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. 2aAnd Joshua said to all the people, 14“Now therefore revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15Now if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

16Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; 17for it is the Lord our God who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight. He protected us along all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed; 18and the Lord drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God.”

Second Reading: 

Ephesians 6:10-20

10Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.  11Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. 15As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. 16With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  17Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. 19Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it boldly, as I must speak.

 

Worship Assistants for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer: Jon Evans

Altar Guild:   Wells; Tyrrell

Crucifer:  Joyce Evans

Reader: Earl Kemper

Communion Servers: Nickie Brooks & Kathy Burns

Ushers:Kathie & Robert Byrd

Greeters:Judy Rhodes (North),Carol Cantello (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Beth Chaney

Coffee Clean-Up:  George Posey

If you are unable to serve, please find a replacement and notify the church office of the change as soon as possible.

 If you would like to serve during worship, please contact the church office to be placed on the rotation.

First Reading: 

1 Kings 19:4-8

4[Elijah] went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.”  5Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, “Get up and eat.”  6He looked, and there at his head was a cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and lay down again.  7The angel of the Lord came a second time, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.”  8He got up, and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

Second Reading: 

Ephesians 4:25--5:2

25So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another.  26Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,  27and do not make room for the devil. 28Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. 29Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.  30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. 31Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, 32and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. 5:1Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children,  2and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

 

Worship Assistants for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer: Pam Smith

Altar Guild:   Wells; Tyrrell

Crucifer:  Tripp Smith

Reader: Sue Loudermilk

Communion Servers: Earl & Dottie Kemper

Ushers:Bill King & Craig Jenkins

Greeters:Jim Sales (North), Beth Chaney (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Karrie Jenkins

Coffee Clean-Up:  Bob McConnell

If you are unable to serve, please find a replacement and notify the church office of the change as soon as possible.

 If you would like to serve during worship, please contact the church office to be placed on the rotation.

First Reading: 

Isaiah 35:4-7a

     4Say to those who are of a fearful heart,
  “Be strong, do not fear!
 Here is your God.
  He will come with vengeance,
 with terrible recompense.
  He will come and save you.”
5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
  and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
6then the lame shall leap like a deer,
  and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy.
 For waters shall break forth in the wilderness,
  and streams in the desert;
7athe burning sand shall become a pool,
  and the thirsty ground springs of water.

Second Reading: 

James 2:1-17

1My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? 2For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, 3and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, “Have a seat here, please,” while to the one who is poor you say, “Stand there,” or, “Sit at my feet,” 4have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?  5Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? 6But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? 7Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you?
8You do well if you really fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 9But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. 11For the one who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. 13For judgment will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
14What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? 15If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, 16and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? 17So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.

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