The Week of August 11 at CTS & FLC

Trusting God’s Kingdom
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going (Hebrews 11:8).” Want to know how your pastor actually ended up in your faith community? It’s a long story, but a short sermon.
We gather around the Gospel each Sunday even when the sermon is based on another reading. In today’s reading from Luke, Jesus promises the kingdom to us, his little flock, straining our minds with this uninhibited generosity. Even to us, so little and undeserving? Even to us, in the face of so many things to be afraid of? Suddenly everything we hold dear in this world is repriced, and the true value of things becomes plainly clear. In Christ, God has freely given us the kingdom.
So, why not sell our possessions and give to those in need?

SUNDAY:  August 11
9 am – First, Chariton
10 am – Christ the Servant, Corydon
CTS will be worshiping at the Ecumenical
Worship Service for Old Settler’s Day on
the Corydon square.
There will not be a worship service
at the Corydon church building
on this day.
10:15 am – Executive Committee at FLC
1 pm – Slavic Worship
6 pm – Lutheran Adult Fellowship

MONDAY: August 12
2 pm – Laplanders Quilt Guild at CTS
6:30 pm – Council at FLC

TUESDAY: August 13
8 am – Breakfast Gals
9 am-3 pm:  Blanket Making at CTS
5 pm – Lucas Co. “Back to School” Night
at Carpenter’s Hall

WEDNESDAY: August 14

THURSDAY: August 15
9 am – FLC Quilting
7 pm – Slavic Worship

FRIDAY: August 16
9 – 11 am – CCC at CTS
Office Closed
Newsletter Deadline

SATURDAY: August 17

NEXT SUNDAY:  August 18
Holy Communion
9 am – First, Chariton
11 am – Christ the Servant, Corydon
1 pm – Slavic Worship

The services on August 18 will be held
outside on the church grounds at each location.
You might want to bring your lawn chairs!
* At First Lutheran, worship will be followed by brunch. Please bring a main course or side dish to share (see note below regarding pie.)
* At Christ the Servant, worship will be followed by refreshments and a time of fellowship as usual.

THERE WERE 84 PIECES OF PIE LEFTOVER AND FROZEN FROM THE RAGBRAI PROJECT. We will enjoy it as a congregation at First Lutheran on Sunday, August 18, at the brunch following our outdoor worship service. Please consider bringing a main course or side dishes instead of desserts.

The Week of August 4 at CTS & FLC

What are the best clothes to wear to worship?
The reading from Colossians invites us to cloth ourselves in Christ, dressing in love and kindness, respect and care. You decide what to wear this Sunday; just be ready for a new set of clothes as you listen to this reading.
The Gospel reading from Luke tells us the story of the successful rich man who continues to build bigger and bigger barns to store all his stuff. Come to worship to receive very different treasures, in fellowship, word and at the table.

SUNDAY:  August 4
Holy Communion
9 am – First, Chariton
11 am – Christ the Servant, Corydon
1 pm – Slavic Worship

MONDAY: August 5
5 pm – Wayne County “Back to School” Night

TUESDAY: August 6
10 am – FLC Worship Committee
11:30 am – Lucas Co. ICC at
Chariton Methodist
1:30 pm – CTS Women’s Bible Study at CTS

WEDNESDAY: August 7

THURSDAY: August 8
9 am – FLC Quilting
1 pm – Women of the ELCA
7 pm – Slavic Worship

FRIDAY: August 9
Office Closed

SATURDAY: August 10

NEXT SUNDAY:  August 11
9 am – First, Chariton
10 am – Christ the Servant, Corydon
CTS will be worshiping at the Ecumenical
Worship Service for Old Settler’s Day.
There will not be a worship service
at the church building on this day.
10:15 am – Executive Committee at FLC
1 pm – Slavic Worship
6 pm – Lutheran Adult Fellowship

The Week of July 28 at CTS & FLC

Our Persistent, Negotiating Prayer Life
Today’s readings incorporate several themes: negotiation, commands, persistence, and expectation. And surrounding all these themes is a bigger theme: boldness. The disciples speak with boldness. They don’t ask Jesus to teach them how to pray, they tell him to teach them how to pray. The theme continues as persistence is encouraged, even to the extent of being able to ask, search, and knock, knowing that the Lord says we will receive what we ask for. And God wants to give to those who ask God. We are to ask in boldness, which comes from being “rooted and built up in [Christ]” (Col. 2:7). Strengthened by the Lord’s supper, we are filled with God’s Spirit to speak boldly and to be persistent in our prayers, and to be ready to receive the things for which we ask. The question becomes, then, what is it we want and need?

SUNDAY:  July 28
Holy Communion
9 am – First, Chariton
11 am – Christ the Servant, Corydon
1 pm – Slavic Worship

MONDAY: July 29
PASTOR SALLY WILL BE on vacation out of state through July 28.  She will then be in Ohio for continuing education from July 30 – August 3.  In case of an emergency, please call Wendy during office hours (641-774-4875).  After hours, please call Gayle Bortz (641-203-0677).

TUESDAY: July 30

WEDNESDAY: July 31

THURSDAY: August 1
7 pm – Slavic Worship

FRIDAY: August 2
Office Closed

SATURDAY: August 3

NEXT SUNDAY:  August 4
Holy Communion
9 am – First, Chariton
11 am – Christ the Servant, Corydon
1 pm – Slavic Worship

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