Worship Assistants for Sunday, February 18, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer:  Valerie Oden

Altar Guild: Chaney; Kuhn; Williams     

Cantor:  Richard Moehring

Crucifer:  Jordan Chaney

Reader:  Nickie Brooks

Communion Servers: Heda Christ & Maureen Kennedy

Ushers:  Bernie & Robert Brown

Greeters: Kelly Fontenot (North), Henske (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Lisa & Cortez Richardson

Coffee Clean-Up:  Christy Hall

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:  

Genesis 9:8-17

8God said to Noah and to his sons with him,¬†9‚ÄúAs for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you,¬†10and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.¬†11I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.‚Ä̬†12God said, ‚ÄúThis is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:¬†13I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.¬†14When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds,¬†15I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.¬†16When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.‚Ä̬†17God said to Noah, ‚ÄúThis is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.‚ÄĚ

Second Reading:   

1 Peter 3:18-22

18Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit,¬†19in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison,¬†20who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water.¬†21And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you‚ÄĒnot as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,¬†22who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

Worship Assistants for Sunday, February 25, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer:  Richard Moehring

Altar Guild: Chaney; Kuhn; Williams     

Cantor:  Richard Dove

Crucifer:  Pam Wells

Reader:  Carol Cantello

Communion Servers: Jeff & Connie Chestnut

Ushers:  Bill King & Craig Jenkins

Greeters: Ron Christ (North), Gerry Wolf (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Beth Chaney

Coffee Clean-Up:  John & Cecelia Gabrielson

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:  

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

1When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the¬†Lord¬†appeared to Abram, and said to him, ‚ÄúI am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.¬†2And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.‚Ä̬†3Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him,¬†4‚ÄúAs for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations.¬†5No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations.¬†6I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.¬†7I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.‚ÄĚ
15God said to Abraham, ‚ÄúAs for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.¬†16I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.‚ÄĚ

Second Reading: 

Romans 4:13-25

13The promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation.
16For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us,¬†17as it is written, ‚ÄúI have made you the father of many nations‚ÄĚ)‚ÄĒin the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.¬†18Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become ‚Äúthe father of many nations,‚ÄĚ according to what was said, ‚ÄúSo numerous shall your descendants be.‚Ä̬†19He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah‚Äôs womb.¬†20No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,¬†21being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.¬†22Therefore his faith ‚Äúwas reckoned to him as righteousness.‚Ä̬†23Now the words, ‚Äúit was reckoned to him,‚ÄĚ were written not for his sake alone,¬†24but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,¬†25who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.

 

Worship Assistants for Sunday, March 4, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer:  Pam Smith

Altar Guild:  Wells; Tyrrell; Lund     

Cantor:  

Crucifer:  Tripp Smith

Reader:  Dolores Jarmillo

Communion Servers: Linda Carter & Sonya Talus

Ushers:  Kathy & Dan Burns

Greeters:  Gerry Wolf  (North), Jenkins (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Hall

Coffee Clean-Up:  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:  

Exodus 20:1-17

1God spoke all these words:
2I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3you shall have no other gods before me.
4You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, 6but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.
8Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy.¬†9Six days you shall labor and do all your work.¬†10But the seventh day is a sabbath to the¬†Lord¬†your God; you shall not do any work‚ÄĒyou, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns.¬†11For in six days the¬†Lord¬†made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the¬†Lord¬†blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.
12Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
13You shall not murder.
14You shall not commit adultery.
15You shall not steal.
16You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Second Reading: 

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

18The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.¬†19For it is written,¬† ‚ÄúI will destroy the wisdom of the wise,¬† and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.‚ÄĚ
20Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. 22For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

Worship Assistants for Sunday, March 11, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer:  Pat Gibbons

Altar Guild:  Wells; Tyrrell; Lund     

Cantor:  

Crucifer:  Christy Hall

Reader:  Earl Kemper

Communion Servers:  Maureen Kennedy & Joann Barron

Ushers:  Laura & Steve Bridges

Greeters:  Ron Christ  (North), Valerie Oden (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Chaney

Coffee Clean-Up:  Richardson

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:  

Numbers 21:4-9

4From Mount Hor¬†[the Israelites]¬†set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way.¬†5The people spoke against God and against Moses, ‚ÄúWhy have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food.‚Ä̬†6Then the¬†Lord¬†sent poisonous serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died.¬†7The people came to Moses and said, ‚ÄúWe have sinned by speaking against the¬†Lord¬†and against you; pray to the¬†Lord¬†to take away the serpents from us.‚ÄĚ So Moses prayed for the people.¬†8And the¬†Lord¬†said to Moses, ‚ÄúMake a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.‚Ä̬†9So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live.

Second Reading: 

Ephesians 2:1-10

1You were dead through the trespasses and sins¬†2in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient.¬†3All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else.¬†4But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us¬†5even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ‚ÄĒby grace you have been saved‚ÄĒ6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,¬†7so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.¬†8For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God‚ÄĒ9not the result of works, so that no one may boast.¬†10For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

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