Stewardship Sunday
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
10:00 AM October 21, 2018

Sunday's Scriptures:

      Sermon: "Be Grateful"

Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Look what Jesus does [Mark 10:35-45]. He takes their selfish request and doesn’t rebuke them. He has them agree to suffer. Then he reorients their desire. We are right to want to be great, whoever “we” are. And the way to greatness is actually service. The trick to being first is actually to hustle to the back of the line. Without Jesus’ saving work, this is so much more wishful thinking. But with it everything is different, leaving us a desire to serve, be last, and to give ourselves away. - Jason Byassee 

Jesus is saving us from ourselves. Jesus is ransoming us from the future we think we want, from the glory we misunderstand, from the life we’ve been urged to strive after but ultimately is not abundant life, from viewing companions and competitors and fellow children of God as threats. When God came to us fully and completely as we are, joining God’s abundant love to our mortal life, embodying God’s complete acceptance and grace in human flesh, we completely misunderstood it, fled from it, were threatened from it and, ultimately, put the Word of God and Son of Man to death. And yet Jesus came anyway. And still does. - David Lose

No Sunday School this Sunday, October 21

Sharing Fellowship - with Pancakes
After this Stewardship Sunday's worship service, we'll share a pancake brunch. All are invited.
The Pledge:
While interacting with members of my own faith, or ethnic, or gender community, or with others, if I hear hateful comments from anyone about members of any other community, I pledge to stand up for the other and speak up to challenge bigotry in any form.

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