Loving and Learning in Lodi October 1 2017
“And whatever you do,
whether in word or deed,
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
The discipline that Paul requires in the passage above is both humbling and terrifying!!
I’m terrified to think about the many things I say and do that don’t qualify as having been done in the name of Jesus!! My heart can be quite small and my generosity short-lived.
I’m humbled to think that as a professed follower of Jesus, that I represent him to others. God trusts me and counts on me to give, love and serve others…that’s the plan…that’s the hope.
See you Sunday when we look at our promise to be faithful with ‘Our Service”!
This past week: Donna Lance was in the ER but is now home. Tom Repp was in hospital. Barb Shellhorn was in hospital. Juanita Lockard is recovering from a double mastectomy. Several are fighting upper respiratory infections. Katrina Morgan broke her wrist.
From Our Prayer Time on Sunday, September 24th:
~Peggie Brown will be 73 on the 29th. She looks forward to aggravating her husband for another year.
~Larry and Irene Scott will be celebrating 54 years together on the 29th. Irene says it takes love, understanding and consideration to make things work.
THANK YOU from Feed Medina County of the 80 pounds of peanut butter we sent.
Update: ~Ruth Hebble is at Burbank Parke #207. Give her a call!
~Bill Dunham talked with Lu Repp. She and Tom are getting along, a little better. They appreciate the cards, calls and visits.
Concerns: Lynn White’s sister, Roberta Smith, has stage four Hodgkin's lymphoma. She is taking chemo.
~Tom Repp is in Medina Hospital.
~Barb Shellhorn is in Medina Hospital.
~Rev. Doug Lewis, our district superintendent, has a spot on his lung that is growing. He will have a bronchoscopy for a biopsy, hopefully next week.
~Even though, Delbert Miiller is battling cancer, he is still golfing and bragging to Bill Dunham. Oct. 2 he will have a tube run between his kidney and bladder.
~Kenny, an 18-year-old friend of Sylvia had a procedure on Monday.
~Remember the victims of the hurricanes, floods, fires and all the homeless around the world.
~Always lift our military in your prayers.
Ongoing Prayer Concerns:
Recovering: Garry Moore, Dick Chapman, Tom & Lu Repp, Ruth Hebble, Leonard Barnhart, Mac McCrary
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Juanita Lockard, Delbert Miller
Families Grieving: The Baker Family, The Geissman Family, Grandma “Margaret” House family, The Mabel Damas family, The Max Yergin family, The Marge Lance Burton family, The Irene Warner family, The Donna Grimm Family, The Matt Ramsey Family, Dr. Craner’s family, The Max Longsdorf family, The Shelia Roberts family
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Liturgist: Jane Corbus Greeter/s: Larry & Connie Cray
Hymns: O How I Love Jesus verses 1 & 2 #170
Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying sing once #2193 TFWS
Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands verses 1 & 2 #273
Jesu, Jesu verses 1, 2 & 4 #432
Scripture: Titus 3:1b - 8 Common English Bible
They should be obedient and ready to do every good thing. They shouldn’t speak disrespectfully about anyone, but they should be peaceful, kind, and show complete courtesy toward everyone. We were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, and slaves to our desires and various pleasures too. We were spending our lives in evil behavior and jealousy. We were disgusting, and we hated other people. But “when God our savior’s kindness and love appeared, he saved us because of his mercy, not because of righteous things we had done. He did it through the washing of new birth and the renewing by the Holy Spirit, which God poured out upon us generously through Jesus Christ our savior. So, since we have been made righteous by his grace, we can inherit the hope for eternal life.” This saying is reliable. And I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have come to believe in God might give careful attention to doing good. These things are good and useful for everyone.
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
Our Own Advent Devotional: Remember to E-mail or give Dottie your devotion by October 1.
Your favorite hymn: We’re finding out what our favorite hymns are. If you haven’t let us know your favorite, please email/text yours to Pastor Diane…email@example.com or 719-648-9065. Thanks!
The new lending library can be found on the bookshelves in fellowship hall! Take a book, leave a book, adult or kids – just share!