The Week of October 13 at CTS & FLC

Today is a day of unexpected blessings and miracles, signs of how God is active and alive and present in our world and in our lives. Fragile relationships are restored. Hope is experienced in profound ways. Ten lepers implore God’s mercy and are made clean. But the outsider—the foreigner—is the only one who returns to give thanks. Today many of us encounter other hardships of all sorts, and our reading in 2 Timothy makes the stark point that we all suffer. But our God joins us in our sufferings and in our hardships, making us whole through our spiritual cleansing of baptism and filled with God’s Spirit.
 

SUNDAY:  October 13
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 – FLC Special Congregation Meeting
Noon – CTS Special Congregation Meeting
We will be discussing amending the budget to
include possible parking lot improvements.
1 pm – Slavic Worship
6 pm – Lutheran Adult Fellowship

MONDAY: October 14
2 pm – Laplanders Quilt Guild at CTS
6:30 pm – Council at FLC

TUESDAY: October 15
Noon – CTS Women’s Bible Study
at the home of Ann Sipma
3:30 pm – CTS Worship Committee
4:30 pm – CTS Task Force

WEDNESDAY: October 16

THURSDAY: October 17
9 am – FLC Quilting
Noon – Wayne County Ministers Meet
6 pm – CTS Serve Football Team Meal
7 pm – Slavic Worship

FRIDAY: October 18
9-11 am – CCC at CTS
Office Closed
Newsletter Deadline

SATURDAY: October 19

NEXT 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

The Week of October 6 at CTS & FLC

Faith is the theme of today’s readings, a life-transforming faith, one that demonstrates the very presence of God moving, alive, and active in God’s people. God, who creates and claims each of us as God’s own children, brings us into this family by our baptisms and by the faith God gives us makes us holy children. Being part of this divine family gives us our worth, even at those times we may not think of ourselves as worthy. In 2 Timothy, the author writes a history of the faith in Timothy’s family, beginning with his grandmother and then passed on to his mother and himself. This is how many of us were first brought into the family of God: we had faithful parents who knew of their own God-given righteousness and then passed this gift on to their children. But again, it’s all God’s doing! Finally, Jesus’ disciples boldly ask their teacher to “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). They knew that faith was something needed, and Jesus explains that even a small amount of faith can do great wonders.
 

SUNDAY:  October 6
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 7
6 pm – WWW at the Parsonage

TUESDAY: October 8
8 am – Breakfast Gals
9 am-3 pm: Blanket Making Party at CTS

WEDNESDAY: October 9

THURSDAY: October 10
9 am – FLC Quilting
1 pm – Women of the ELCA
7 pm – Slavic Worship

FRIDAY: October 11
Office Closed

SATURDAY: October 12
9 am-3:30 pm:  “Jesus, Old, New, & Now”
Bible Study at FLC
Featuring Dr. Mark Mattes and
Dr. Ken Sundet Jones
Authors and Professors of Religion
at Grand View University
All are invited!!
$5.00 cost includes lunch and snacks
Please contact Del Kray (515-360-5936) if you can join us on this day.

NEXT SUNDAY:  October 13
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 at FLC
Noon – CTS Special Congregation Meeting
We will be discussing amending the budget to
include possible parking lot improvements.
1 pm – Slavic Worship
6 pm – Lutheran Adult Fellowship

The Week of September 29 at CTS & FLC

Place-sharing
Today’s gospel evokes our sympathy. It opens the possibility—described as an impossibility—of place-sharing, trading or sharing places with each other. Pastor Sally preaches and presides at our healing service this Sunday. The Gospel she will proclaim in Word, story, laying on of hands, and sharing Jesus’ invitation to come and eat, echoes a common theme: the pursuit of wealth in this world can lead us into idolatry and away from faith in Christ.
Pastor Sally always preaches the Gospel, yet relies on the other readings, such as the reading from 1 Timothy. That reading reminds us, we should pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness, so that there is no “poor man named Lazarus” dying at our gates. After all, the greatest treasure—our eternal salvation has already been procured for us through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Knowing this, we can share all we have with our neighbors, even our very place and salvation, confident that God will continue to provide for our needs. And hear this ultimate proclamation – whether through healing prayers, song, gathering at the table, staring out the window or leaving worship to attend to something else more important, God loves each one of us as if each of us was the only person to love. Jesus gave his life for us out of very personal love. The Holy Spirit keeps us together and in that love forever. Amen.
 

SUNDAY:  September 29
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: September 30

TUESDAY: October 1
10 am – FLC Worship Committee at FLC
1:30 pm – CTS Women’s Bible Study at CTS
6 pm – ICC Annual Banquet
at Chariton Presbyterian Church

WEDNESDAY: October 2
1:30 pm – Prayer Shawl Ministry at FLC

THURSDAY: October 3
9 am – FLC Quilting
7 pm – Slavic Worship

FRIDAY: October 4
Office Closed

SATURDAY: October 5

NEXT SUNDAY:  October 6
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

UPCOMING:

Jesus: Old, New, & Now
One Day Bible Study at FLC

Saturday, October 12, from 9 am – 3:30 pm
Featuring Dr. Mark Mattis and
Dr. Ken Sundet Jones
Authors and Professors of Religion at Grand View University
All are invited!!  $5.00 cost includes lunch and snacks
Please contact Del Kray (515-360-5936) if you can join us on this day.

CHRIST THE SERVANT SPECIAL
CONGREGATION MEETING

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
FOLLOWING THE WORSHIP SERVICE
We will be discussing amending the budget to
include possible parking lot improvements.

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