Sunday, October 20th

    • Lector: Fred Troendle
    • Acolytes: Sarah Hursh
    • Communion Assistant: Jackson Loga
    • Offering Counters: Dan & Kris Slavin
    • Nursery: Available but UNstaffed
    • Altar Guild: Julie Colvin
    • Coffee Fellowship: Executive Board
    • Ushers: Ed & Sharon Karlman
    • Audio Visual Crew
    • Music: Nancy Steward

LOOKING AHEAD to next Sunday, October 27th

  • Lector: Pastor Gies
  • Acolytes: Macy Rinard / Marcus Rinard
  • Communion Assistant: No Communion
  • Offering Counters: George & Jan Gilbert
  • Nursery: Available but UNstaffed
  • Altar Guild: Julie Colvin
  • Coffee Fellowship: Executive Board
  • Ushers: Ryan & Emily Adel
  • Audio Visual Crew
  • Music: Kathy Decker

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 20, 2019    9:00 a.m.    

PRAYER  OF THE DAY   (Pray together)     O Lord God, tireless guardian of your people, you are always ready to hear our cries. Teach us to rely day and night on your care. Inspire us to seek your enduring justice for all this suffering world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.   Amen.

Scripture Reading

Genesis 32:22-31

Returning to the home he had fled many years before after stealing his brother’s birthright and his father’s blessing, Jacob wrestles all night long with a divine adversary who ultimately blesses him and changes his name to “Israel,” a name that means “he wrestles with God.”

Psalm 121

My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. (Ps. 121:2)

Scripture Reading

2 Timothy 3:14- -4:5

Paul continues his instruction of Timothy, his younger colleague in ministry, by emphasizing the importance of faithful teaching despite opposition.

Gospel

Luke 18:1-8

Jesus tells a parable of a hateful judge who is worn down by a widow’s pleas. Jesus is calling God’s people to cry out for justice and deliverance. For if an unethical judge will ultimately grant the plea of a persistent widow, how much more will God respond to those who call.               

 

Hymns

790  “Day by Day”

742  “What A Friend We Have in Jesus”