The Week of August 25 at CTS & FLC

God’s use of Verbs
Through the lens of the gospel, today’s readings tell us what God is doing. What is God doing? God is reaching out to the bound-up to proclaim release from captivity. God is lifting up the oppressed. God is satisfying the needs of the afflicted. God raisesup foundations. God restores and rebuilds, reconciles and sets free. God, whose word can shake the very foundations of the earth, speaks a better word than we’ve ever heard, or that we could ever speak.
And, why is the prophet so confident that light will conquer darkness and needs will be satisfied? Because this is already God’s work, or as the prophet says, because “the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
These readings will help us to focus on the verbs, the actions, of God. They might make it easier to see and give witness to God’s work and all the verbs around us right now.

SUNDAY:  August 25
Holy Communion
9 am – First, Chariton
11 am – Christ the Servant, Corydon
1 pm – Slavic Worship
2 pm – Homestead Service
3 pm – Chariton Specialty Care Service

Pastor Mark Mattes will be filling the pulpit on Sunday, August 25, at Chariton and Corydon, while Pastor Sally is on vacation.

PASTOR SALLY WILL BE on vacation out of state from AUGUST 25-31.  In case of an emergency, please call Wendy during office hours (641-774-4875).  After hours, please call Gayle Bortz (641-203-0677).

MONDAY: August 26

TUESDAY: August 27

WEDNESDAY: August 28

THURSDAY: August 29
7 pm – Slavic Worship

FRIDAY: August 30
Office Closed

SATURDAY: August 31

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

Pastor David Aanonson will be filling the pulpit on Sunday, September 1, at Chariton and Corydon.

Our 150th Anniversary will be celebrated on
Sunday, September 15, 2019
                9 am – Coffee and Conversation
                10 am – Worship with
Bishop Michael Burk

                              Joint Service for CTS & FLC
                11:30 am – Lunch
Please RSVP for the lunch by September 8.  A sign-up form will be passed during all worship services prior to the celebration, or you can call or email the church office. (641-774-4875 or
Please come and celebrate with us!