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, Oct. 21, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer: Jon Evans

Altar Guild:  Barron; Darling

Crucifer: Christy Hall 

Reader: Sue Loudermilk

Communion Servers: Dottie & Earl Kemper

Ushers: Laura & Steve Bridges

Greeters: Beth Chaney (North), Carol Cantello (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Sharon Lindquist

Coffee Clean-Up: Craig Jenkins

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 53:4-12

4Surely he has borne our infirmities
and carried our diseases;
yet we accounted him stricken,
struck down by God, and afflicted.
5But he was wounded for our transgressions,
crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the punishment that made us whole,
and by his bruises we are healed.
6All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have all turned to our own way,
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
8By a perversion of justice he was taken away.
Who could have imagined his future?
For he was cut off from the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people.
9They made his grave with the wicked
and his tomb with the rich,
although he had done no violence,
and there was no deceit in his mouth.
10Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him with pain.
When you make his life an offering for sin,
he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days;
through him the will of the Lord shall prosper.
11Out of his anguish he shall see light;
he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge.
The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous,
and he shall bear their iniquities.
12Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great,
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;
because he poured out himself to death,
and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.

Second Reading: 

Hebrews 5:1-10

1Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.¬†2He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is subject to weakness;¬†3and because of this he must offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people.¬†4And one does not presume to take this honor, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was.¬†5So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him,¬†¬†‚ÄúYou are my Son,¬†today I have begotten you‚ÄĚ;¬†6as he says also in another place,¬†¬†‚ÄúYou are a priest forever,¬†according to the order of Melchizedek.‚Ä̬†7In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.¬†8Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered;¬†9and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,¬†10having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.


Worship Assistants for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer: Amy Adams

Altar Guild:  Barron; Darling

Crucifer: Valerie Oden

Reader: Bob McConnell

Communion Servers: Linda Carter & Maria Tyrrell

Ushers: Barbara & David Vroom

Greeters: Ron Christ (North), Will Henske (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Nerisa McConnell

Coffee Clean-Up: Jeff Chestnut

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: 

Jeremiah 31:7-9

7Thus says the Lord:
Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob,
and raise shouts for the chief of the nations;
proclaim, give praise, and say,
"Save, O Lord, your people,
the remnant of Israel."
8See, I am going to bring them from the land of the north,
and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth,
among them the blind and the lame,
those with child and those in labor, together;
a great company, they shall return here.
9With weeping they shall come,
and with consolations I will lead them back,
I will let them walk by brooks of water,
in a straight path in which they shall not stumble;
for I have become a father to Israel,
and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Second Reading: 

Hebrews 7:23-28

23The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; 24but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
26For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people; this he did once for all when he offered himself. 28For the law appoints as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

 


Worship Assistants for Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer: Jean Waldo

Altar Guild:  Meier; Williams; Chaney

Crucifer: Diane Meier

Reader: Kathy Burns

Communion Servers: Joann Barron & Maureen Kennedy

Ushers: Kathie & Robert Byrd

Greeters: John Gabrielson (North), Susan Greer (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Christy Hall

Coffee Clean-Up: Karrie Jenkins

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: 

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

1Now this is the commandment-the statutes and the ordinances-that the Lord your God charged me to teach you to observe in the land that you are about to cross into and occupy, 2so that you and your children and your children's children may fear the Lord your God all the days of your life, and keep all his decrees and his commandments that I am commanding you, so that your days may be long. 3Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe them diligently, so that it may go well with you, and so that you may multiply greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you.
4Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. 8Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, 9and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Second Reading: 

Hebrews 9:11-14

11When Christ came as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation), 12he entered once for all into the Holy Place, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. 13For if the blood of goats and bulls, with the sprinkling of the ashes of a heifer, sanctifies those who have been defiled so that their flesh is purified, 14how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to worship the living God!

Worship Assistants for Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer: Richard Dove

Altar Guild:  Meier; Williams; Chaney

Crucifer: Christy Hall

Reader: Steve Bridges

Communion Servers: Jon & Joyce Evans

Ushers: Pam & Tripp Smith

Greeters: Earl Kemper (North), Dottie Kemper (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Bob McConnell

Coffee Clean-Up: Nerisa 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: 

1 Kings 17:8-16

8The word of the Lord came to [Elijah,] saying, ¬†9‚ÄúGo now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a widow there to feed you.‚ÄĚ ¬†10So he set out and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the town, a widow was there gathering sticks; he called to her and said, ‚ÄúBring me a little water in a vessel, so that I may drink.‚ÄĚ ¬†11As she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, ‚ÄúBring me a morsel of bread in your hand.‚ÄĚ ¬†12But she said, ‚ÄúAs the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a jug; I am now gathering a couple of sticks, so that I may go home and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.‚ÄĚ ¬†13Elijah said to her, ‚ÄúDo not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son. ¬†14For thus says the Lord the God of Israel: The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the Lord sends rain on the earth.‚ÄĚ ¬†15She went and did as Elijah said, so that she as well as he and her household ate for many days. 16The jar of meal was not emptied, ¬†neither did the jug of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah.

Second Reading: 

Hebrews 9:24-28

24Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands, a mere copy of the true one, but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25Nor was it to offer himself again and again, as the high priest enters the Holy Place year after year with blood that is not his own; 26for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27And just as it is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgment, 28so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

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