Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost 

Join us in Worship: 

October 22, 2017

Services: 8:45 am & 11:15 am



In today’s first reading God uses the Gentile ruler Cyrus to accomplish divine purposes. When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give the emperor what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God. To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance is to God rather than to any earthly authority. Created in the image of God, we offer our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world.


Scripture Lessons:

 Isaiah 45:1-7

Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13]

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Matthew 22:15-22

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

216 N. Cleveland Avenue

Hagerstown, MD 21740


       Pastor: Rev. Kibreab Gudeta

 Director of Music: Paula Livers 

Christ Lutheran Church is: 
Friendly because you will find people who care about you. Positive because of the most positive message of all: God’s love for you in Jesus Christ. Welcoming because you will find community, not condemnation. Inviting to you and your family since God, by His grace, has first made us members of His family.

Our Mission

  • To worship the Lord Jesus Christ
  • Teach His ways and
  • Share His love with all people