The Week of November 3 at CTS & FLC

Who are the saints, and what do they have to say to us? Rather than being perfect Christians, the saints are people who have been made whole by the grace of God, through baptism into Christ. The communion of saints is a diverse array of witnesses who remind us of God’s continuing faithfulness, past, present, and future. In the picture painted by the gospel reading from Luke, the saints challenge us to embody the surprising, world-reversing ways of the reign of God.  God has made into saints all who have been baptized into Christ, and on the festival of All Saints Day we honor especially those saints who have died in the faith. Their names may be unknown and their lives generally forgotten, but we sing our thanks that they are now held in God.

SUNDAY:  November 3
All Saints Sunday
Holy Communion
9 am – First, Chariton
11 am – Christ the Servant, Corydon
10 am – CTS Sunday School
10:15 am – FLC Sunday School
1 pm – Slavic Worship

MONDAY: November 4
6 pm – Council

TUESDAY: November 5
10 am – FLC Worship Committee
11:30 am – Lucas Co. ICC at Chariton Presbyterian
1:30 pm – CTS Women’s Bible Study at CTS

WEDNESDAY: November 6
1:30 pm – Prayer Shawl Ministry at FLC

THURSDAY: November 7
9 am – FLC Quilting
6 pm – Council
7 pm – Slavic Worship

FRIDAY: November 8
Office Closed

SATURDAY: November 9

NEXT SUNDAY:  November 10
Holy Communion
9 am – First, Chariton
11 am – Christ the Servant, Corydon
10 am – CTS Sunday School
10:15 am – FLC Sunday School
10:15 am – Executive Committee
1 pm – Slavic Worship
6 pm – Lutheran Adult Fellowship

The Week of October 27 at CTS & FLC

We pause today in our liturgy to remember and celebrate the Reformation of the Church, led over 500 hundred years ago by Martin Luther. Today’s service is also an annual reminder that the Church of Christ is always undergoing reformation. Can we hear the familiar readings today and hear the current challenge to reform the church? How is God leading, not just the ELCA, but First Lutheran and Christ the Spirit, to an ongoing reformation? It is not easy to listen for God’s voice in our busy lives but God does continue to speak and does continue to call us to listen and to act based on what we hear. If we agree that “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold” (Ps.46:7) then we will respond to Jesus directive, “Continue in my word…you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” Come to worship today to enjoy the procession, treasured scriptures, and songs of the reformation. Come prepared to hear God’s Word speak into our lives today.

SUNDAY:  October 27
Reformation Sunday
Holy Communion
     9 am – Joint Worship at FLC
(There will not be a service at CTS on this day.)
Farewell Reception for Pastor Sally
will follow worship in the Fireside Room

10:15 am – FLC Sunday School
1 pm – Slavic Worship
MONDAY: October 28

TUESDAY: October 29

WEDNESDAY: October 30

THURSDAY: October 31
9 am – FLC Quilting
7 pm – Slavic Worship

FRIDAY: November 1
Office Closed

SATURDAY: November 2

Daylight Savings time Ends
Please turn your clocks back one hour
before going to bed.

NEXT SUNDAY:  November 3
All Saints Sunday
Holy Communion
9 am – First, Chariton
11 am – Christ the Servant, Corydon
10 am – CTS Sunday School
10:15 am – FLC Sunday School
1 pm – Slavic Worship

The Week of October 20 at CTS & FLC

A widow steps out of scripture today to teach us about persistence in prayer. The widow is acquainted with grief as one among many marginalized and vulnerable people, but also as a woman who stands her ground in her quest for justice. The unnamed widow repeatedly appeals for justice and finally is vindicated. Many have known persistent prayer as a kind of wrestling with God. Many have pleaded with God for justice and mercy. Today God’s grace and mercy is known in the blessing of baptismal remembrance and our identity as beloved children of God.

SUNDAY:  October 20
Cinnamon Roll Sunday

Holy Communion
9 am – First, Chariton
11 am – Christ the Servant, Corydon
10 am – CTS Sunday School
10:15 am – FLC Sunday School
1 pm – Slavic Worship

MONDAY: October 21
7 pm – Quilt Guild in Fireside Room

TUESDAY: October 22

WEDNESDAY: October 23

THURSDAY: October 24
9 am – FLC Quilting
7 pm – Slavic Worship

FRIDAY: October 25
Office Closed

SATURDAY: October 26

NEXT SUNDAY:  October 27
Reformation Sunday
Holy Communion
     9 am – Joint Worship at FLC
(There will not be a service at CTS on this day.)
10:15 am – FLC Sunday School
1 pm – Slavic Worship

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