Everyone is a minister serving with joy!

Please refer to the schedules below for your service date & time.

Also, if you are a reader the first and second readings are provided below.

Thank you for your willingness to serve.

Any worship assistant changes or substitutions have their names shown bold

 capital letters below.

Worship Assistants for Sunday, June 24, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer:  RICHARD DOVE

Altar Guild:   Jenkins; Posey; Gibbons

Cantor: Richard Moehring

Crucifer:  JORDAN CHANEY

Reader: Nancy Agafitei

Communion Servers: Jeff & Connie Chestnut

Ushers: Kathie & Robert Byrd

Greeters: E & D Kemper(North), V Oden (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Lindquist

Coffee Clean-Up:  Barron

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: 

Job 38:1-11

     1The Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:
 2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
 3Gird up your loins like a man,
  I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

 4“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
  Tell me, if you have understanding.
 5Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
  Or who stretched the line upon it?
 6On what were its bases sunk,
  or who laid its cornerstone
 7when the morning stars sang together
  and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?

 8“Or who shut in the sea with doors
  when it burst out from the womb?—
 9when I made the clouds its garment,
  and thick darkness its swaddling band,
 10and prescribed bounds for it,
  and set bars and doors,
 11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
  and here shall your proud waves be stopped’?”

Second Reading: 

2 Corinthians 6:1-13

1As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. 2For he says, 
“At an acceptable time I have listened to you,
and on a day of salvation I have helped you.”
See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! 3We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, 7truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see—we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; 10as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything. 11We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. 12There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. 13In return—I speak as to children—open wide your hearts also.

Worship Assistants for Sunday, July 1, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer:  Jean Waldo

Altar Guild:   Hall; Gibbons; Williams

Crucifer:  Steve Bridges

Reader: Bob McConnell

Communion Servers: Pat & Paul Hancock

Ushers: Bernie & Robert Brown

Greeters:Sue Loudermilk (North), Janet Koch (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Chaney

Coffee Clean-Up:  Kemper

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: 

Lamentations 3:22-33

    22The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
  his mercies never come to an end;
 23they are new every morning;
  great is your faithfulness.
 24“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
  “therefore I will hope in him.”

 25The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
  to the soul that seeks him.
 26It is good that one should wait quietly
  for the salvation of the Lord.
 27It is good for one to bear
  the yoke in youth,
 28to sit alone in silence
  when the Lord has imposed it,
 29to put one’s mouth to the dust
  (there may yet be hope),
 30to give one’s cheek to the smiter,
  and be filled with insults.

 31For the Lord will not
  reject forever.
 32Although he causes grief, he will have compassion
  according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
 33for he does not willingly afflict
  or grieve anyone.

Second Reading: 

2 Corinthians 8:7-15

7Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you—so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.
  8I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. 9For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. 10And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to do something but even to desire to do something—11now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by completing it according to your means. 12For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have. 13I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between 14your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance. 15As it is written, 
 “The one who had much did not have too much,
  and the one who had little did not have too little.”

Worship Assistants for Sunday, July 8, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer:  Maria Tyrrell

Altar Guild:   Hall; Gibbons; Williams

Crucifer:  Valerie Oden

Reader: Heda Christ

Communion Servers: Kathy Burns & Barbara Sorenson

Ushers: Christy Hall & Beth Johnson

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

Coffee Set-Up:  Chaney

Coffee Clean-Up:  McConnell

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: 

Ezekiel 2:1-5

1[A voice] said to me: O mortal, stand up on your feet, and I will speak with you.2And when he spoke to me, a spirit entered into me and set me on my feet; and I heard him speaking to me. 3He said to me, Mortal, I am sending you to the people of Israel, to a nation of rebels who have rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have transgressed against me to this very day. 4The descendants are impudent and stubborn. I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, “Thus says the Lord God.” 5Whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house), they shall know that there has been a prophet among them.

Second Reading: 

2 Corinthians 12:2-10

2I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. 3And I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows—4was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. 5On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. 6But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me, 7even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. 8Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, 9but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

Worship Assistants for Sunday, July 15, 2018:

Assisting Minister/ Bookbearer:  Richard Dove

Altar Guild:   Hall; Gibbons; Williams

Crucifer:  Bernie Brown

Reader: Jon Evans

Communion Servers: Maureen Kennedy & Sue Loudermilk

Ushers: Craig Jenkins & Bill King

Greeters:Karrie Jenkins (North), Steve Bridges (South)

Coffee Set-Up:  Hall

Coffee Clean-Up:  Posey

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: 

Amos 7:7-15

7This is what [the Lord God] showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. 8And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, 
 “See, I am setting a plumb line
  in the midst of my people Israel;
  I will never again pass them by;
 9the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,
  and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,
  and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”
  10Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the very center of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. 11For thus Amos has said, 
 ‘Jeroboam shall die by the sword,
  and Israel must go into exile
  away from his land.’ ”
12And Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; 13but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.”
  14Then Amos answered Amaziah, “I am no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, 15and the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me: ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’ ”

Second Reading: 

Ephesians 1:3-14

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. 5He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace 8that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight 9he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 11In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, 12so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. 13In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; 14this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.

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