Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Virtual & In Person
Worship Experience @ 10:00am
This Sunday is often the Sunday of new beginnings in the life of the church, A mini “New Year’s Day” of sorts sometimes called Rally Day or Homecoming Day it is our Ministries Extravaganza Sunday. The scriptures point to restarting, to listening for the wisdom of God in our daily lives. Jesus teaches the disciples that up until this point, they have understood his ministry as healing and teaching. Now, they must understand that he came to give his life, and that they must also deny themselves and take up their cross.
Today is a fresh start. Today is a new day, a new week. New ministries may be starting, Sunday school may be resuming. Autumn is around the corner, along with harvest time. What newness is stirring in you, in our community, in your faith journey?
The tongue is a small thing, but it has tremendous power for good or ill. Although human beings have tamed all sorts of animals, we struggle to tame the tongue. But, for God’s people, blessing and curses should not come out of the same mouth.
Jesus asks his disciples who the people say he is, and then who they say he is. Peter replies that he is the Christ. Then Jesus predicts his coming death and resurrection, but Peter tries to correct him. Jesus responds by rebuking Peter, and then teaching that all who seek to follow him must take up their crosses, and not be ashamed of him.
So please while in our building wear your masks
Prayer of Brokenness
Holy One, we confess that we aren’t ready for a new start just yet. We still haven’t processed what we’ve been through. We want to move forward, and yet, we’re stuck trying to make meaning of this past year. Hold us gently in Your embrace. Speak peace to our hearts and ease our minds. Help us to let go of the need to find meaning in the tragic. Instead, help us to move forward in courage because we are not alone. Guide us in Your ways of love, to be brave and bold in compassion and empathy. Lead us in Your ways of justice, to be humble and remember to step back to center voices that have not been heard. Call to us when we are afraid and lonely, and make Your presence known to us. In the name of Jesus, our companion now and always, we pray. Amen.
Event sign ups are underway NOW!
Dinner sign up is underway now!! Seating for dinner is limited – No walk-ins.
Those not signing up for diner are invited to attend the Auction.
NEEDED: Sponsors, Donors, Buyers
Donations are due by September 20th!!
Wednesday, September 15th
Nominations Meeting -On ZOOM.
Thursday, September 16th
Ministries of Music Rehearsal & Video Recording
Sunday, September 19th
17th Sunday after Pentecost
Luis F. Reyes, Lead Pastor
Extravaganza Ministries Sunday
Please come and join us!
We will have a table display from all our ministries/programs.
You will be able to sign up for Christian Formation Class.
Sunday School for kids will resume in the Education Wing.
A light lunch will be provided (a gift from Shepherding Team).
“I rejoiced with those who said to me,
Let’s go to the Lord’s house!” Psalm 122:1
Sunday School for kids will resume in the Education Wing