Calendar of the Week – November 17, 2019


 Monday        7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts     

Tuesday       6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts

6:30 p.m. NAMI

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

6:00 p.m. A.A. “Big Book Study” 

                         7:30 p.m. A.A. 

Thursday      7:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal

7:30 p.m. Boy Scout Committee  

Saturday     10:00 a.m. A.A.

  Sunday 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

9:00 a.m. Bible Study

                          10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist,

                           Sunday School

The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 28, Year C


A Reading from Hebrew Scripture Malachi 4:1-2a

“See, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up,  says the Lord of hosts,  so  that  it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings.”

A Reading from The New Testament  2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

“Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you, and we did not eat anyone’s bread without paying for it; but with toil and labor we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you. This was not because we do not have that right, but in order to give you an example to imitate. For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right.” 

The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ     Luke 21:5-19

“When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, Jesus said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.” They asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?” And he said, “Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, `I am he!’ and, `The time is near!’ Do not go after them. When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.” Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven. But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. This will give you an opportunity to testify. So make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance; for I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.”” 

The flowers are given to the Glory of God and 

in celebration of Sarah’s 25th birthday, by Brad & Shari Peck.

The sanctuary candle is given to the Glory of God and

in thanksgiving for the life of Verna Arnold Hefling, by  The Very Rev. David Hefling, ObJN+

Announcements, Sunday – November 17, 2019

Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along is Sunday, December 8, at 3:00 p.m. at The Congregational Church, with Father David participating. All are welcome to join in this lovely celebration.

The Teddy Bear Project deadline is drawing near. Tuesday, December 11, is the last day to fill the box with teddy bears of all shapes and sizes so they can safely arrive at their new homes for Christmas.

Please hold these people in prayer: Pat, Nancy, Peter, Mike, JoAnn, Jim, Joan, Dennis, Roger, Terry, Peg, Lois, Richard, Betty, Laura, Maud, and Anna.