Our chancel flowers are donated to the Glory of God by Dodie Anderson in loving memory of her husband Bob.
Our missionaries who spread God’s gospel throughout the world are sponsored today to the Glory of God by Lois Kurtz in loving memory of her husband Ron.
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team—8:30 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton, Judy Madaus; Lay Assistant — 8:30 Mary McKeen, 11:00 Sandy Wise, Acolyte – 11:00 Clara Lanning; Counters – Mike and Judy Madaus, Bob and Lory Thompson
THIS WEEK AT LCOS – TODAY - 8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 Adult SCS, 11:00 Emergent Worship, 11:00 Holy Communion, Blood Pressure Checks, 3:00 Holy Communion; MONDAY – 6:00 SMART meeting. 6:30 Worship Board Mtg; TUESDAY – 9:00 PEO in FH., WEDNESDAY – 2:00 Visits to homebound members; SATURDAY – 9 til 1 Work Day, 12:00 FH reserved, 3:30 Praise Band Practice; SUNDAY, JULY 13 - 8:30 Worship, 10:00 Adult SCS, 11:00 Emergent Worship, 11:00 Worship, 3:00 Holy Communion, 6:00 Service of Wholeness and Healing
Summer church office hours will be weekdays from 9 until 1.
Attendance 06/29/14: 147, 3:00 – 12
General Fund $39,654.31 Facilities Support $75.00 God’s Pantry $122.00
We were blessed with two large donations last week
designated to reduce our deficit. Thank you!!
This week, we remembered in our prayers: Will Anderson, Adam Cerniglia, Brandon Field, and Kevin McKeen serving in the military, Ellen Ahlers, Dodie Anderson, Phyllis Armitage, Rosalie Burnett, Linda Dunsing, Darwin Voet, Ruth Wells, Sandy Wie and Bob Moser who are coping with illness and our friends Ann Street, Bill Baker, Doug Eller, Betty Bloomfield, Dick Hayes, Rita and Dennis Hebert, Gail Howell, Pat & Judy Kenney, Clifton Weaver, and Bradley Cade & family. We pray that God’s comfort and healing be upon our members, friends, and all caregivers.
Doug Bell’s Adult Sunday School class will meet throughout the months of July and August. Geneva Larson’s Adult class will take the month of July off. ALL adults are welcome to join Doug’s class at 10 a.m.
TODAY FOLLOWING THE 11:00 WORSHIP SERVICE, OUR PARISH NURSE JOAN RILEY WILL DO BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS. Come to the Parish Nurse office – next to the nursery, across from the restrooms – and take advantage of this FREE service. Thank you, Joan!!!
THIS SATURDAY, JULY 12 – 9 TIL 1 – WORK DAY
PAINTING day on the 12th from 9 to 1. Bring your favorite brush for water clean up paint. We’ll work on the baseboards and we will work on some staining of doors. We have paint, blue tape, extra brushes. Bring small buckets for paint distribution and small drop cloths.
WEDNESDAY at 2 YOU are invited to come and meet with a partner to go and visit one of our homebound members. Just a short visit and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Joan Riley has info 268-4650
Save the date! The next Thrivent Build with Habitat for Humanity is set to start on Friday, Aug. 15, with the official Kickoff Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 16. Come back from those summer vacations refreshed and ready to build! If you have any questions, please contact Bill or Asha Carnell or the church office.
Next Sunday at 6 p.m., all are invited to our Service of Wholeness and Healing. The Service of Healing from the ELCA Occasional Services for the Assembly hymnal is used in a variety of circumstances in the church’s ministry of care. Those who sense the need for God’s healing in any aspect of their lives may receive the gifts of prayer and of the laying on of hands, which may be accompanied by anointing with oil. These signs, first given in baptism, tell us again that we are sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked forever with the cross of Christ, who is health and salvation for the whole world. Tell your friends and join us Sunday the 13th at 6 p.m.
Don’t let the lazy days of summer delay your donations to LCOS! Our ministries – and bills! – are year round. Remember that we offer a direct deposit option for your offering. A set amount can be withdrawn from your checking or savings account and sent directly to the LCOS account. Any amount you choose, any schedule you choose. Call the church office 244-2836 for details. OR visit the website www.LCOSgreenvillesc.org and look for the Donate Now tab to use Pay Pal.
Trophies won by various teams at LCOS have been removed from display. IF YOU WOULD LIKE ONE OF THESE TROPHIES – WERE YOU ON THAT TEAM? WAS IT A GREAT EVENT IN YOUR LIFE? – YOU ARE WELCOME TO HAVE THAT TROPHY!! Please claim now! Remaining trophies will be donated to a thrift store.
Many people in Jesus' time did not want to believe that God took on the form of a wandering carpenter from Nazareth who had friends in low places. And many others refused John the Baptist's message because his camel-hair-wearing, locust-eating, desert-dwelling ways were too strange for them.
Today we are perhaps not so different. Sometimes we get so carried away with what we think is decent or proper that we are unable to see God working in our lives. When others don't dress the way we think is appropriate, when we think people are behaving rudely, when the "wrong" hymn is chosen at church, or the movie on TV is offensive—in those moments, it is easy to let our blood boil or to shut down all communication.
Jesus challenges this attitude, comparing it to children who demand that others play their games according to their rules and pout when things don't go exactly their way (Matt. 11:16-17). He invites us to overcome our frustrations and seek God within them. From Jesus we learn that God doesn't play by our rules. God always comes to us on God's own terms. What we experience as an annoyance or inconvenience may well be our heavenly Father trying to get our attention. The surprising God of Jesus Christ turns our expectations upside down, breaks open our hearts, and makes us see beyond ourselves. This happened through the ministry of the man from Nazareth and it may well happen in our daily lives too.
In the worshiping assembly we practice adjusting our vision to this unexpected God who defies our sensibilities. Here we come to see God in bread and wine, in water splashed on foreheads, in the faces of others, and even in the horrifying mystery of a man hung on a cross. And so, slowly but surely, we learn to see God everywhere, even in moments of irritation.
The Staff :
Senior Pastor: The Reverend Mark A. Cerniglia firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Emeritus: The Reverend Gary L. Safrit
Council Chairperson: Clint Eastham
Director of Music: Robert Chesebro
Organist : Rahab Hackett
Asst. Music Director: Anne Marie Cummings
Jubilate Handbell Director: Donna Kinsler
Children's Choir Director: Anne Marie Cummings
Nursery Attendant: Terri Vanselow
Secretary: Karen Fivecoat email@example.com