Enews: Sunday, October 17, 2921

October 17th, 2021

21st Sunday after Pentecost

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

In Person & Virtual Worship @ 10:00am  


We think we know the way. We know the way to a successful, content, happy life, and yet we find ourselves longing for something else. The world tricks us into chasing

happiness. The world tricks us into believing that if someone has suffered, they must have done something to deserve it. Scripture shows us, from Isaiah to Job, that suffering is not from God, but that God is with us when we suffer. We do not go it alone. We can find hope despite our suffering. However, looking for a world of ease, to escape suffering, is not the way either. James and John think they know the way of Christ, but they are still caught up on a world of princes and rulers; their desire to sit at the right and left hand of Christ in his reign shows they don’t understand Christ’s reign at all.

Jesus wasn’t speaking about a future kingdom, but the community that they shared right there, to serve one another, to meet one another’s needs as he was serving them. This is how we find the way—not chasing after some lofty ideal of what we think it means to be successful, but in serving one another as Christ served us.

Order of Worship for Sunday, October 17

Link to Facebook Live


Readings

Mark 10:35-45

James and John ask Jesus to be allowed to sit at his right and left when Jesus enters glory. Then after assuring them that they will share in his suffering, Jesus teaches all the disciples that those who want to be great among his disciples must be the servant of all, just as Jesus came to serve and not be served.

 

 

 


Prayer
Amazing One, we cannot count the stars, we cannot see atoms, we cannot perceive the galaxies and how it all began except by our imagination and wonder. Yet we know You have set things in motion. We continue to learn and discover new and exciting things. Help us to foster curiosity and imagination and dreams. Remind us that Your ways of wisdom is to seek understanding by being in awe of Your work in the universe. Help us to let go of our need to have answers, but stir in us the courage to ask questions. Help us to shift our mindsets so that we might spend more time in wonder and delight instead of worry and fear. Amen.


 

Just a friendly reminder we are under MASK mandate for all indoor facilities. So please while in our building  wear your masks.

 


 

Wednesday, October 27

6:15pm—Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee

7:00pm—Charge Conference

The Reverend Danita Anderson (former Aurora District Superintendent) and currently Lead Pastor

Woodridge United Methodist Church will be our Presiding Elder.


 

Thursday, October 21st         

Ministries of Music Rehearsal & Video Recording

Sunday, October 24th         

22nd Sunday after Pentecost

Christian Formation Hour @ 8:45am

Preaching- Virginia Rainey, Deacon


 

Pastor Luis continues recovering at home after surgery.   For any office/business/pastoral care related matters please contact Jennifer at 630/627-2508 x 301 or jennifer@firstumclombard.org and she will assist you. For any Pastoral Care Emergency, please contact Deacon Ginny or Pastor Bonnie. Pastor Luis will return on October 27th  for the Charge Conference.

 


All Saints Sunday, November 7

Please send pictures of your loved ones that have passed since All Saints Sunday 2020 so we may include them in our Worship Service.

Please provided full name and date of passing.

Last date to submit: October 26!

 

 


 

Sunday School for kids has resumed in the Education Wing!

 

 


 

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