Our chancel flowers are donated to the Glory of God by Sandy Wise in loving memory of her mother.
Our missionaries who spread God’s gospel throughout the world are sponsored today to the Glory of God by Nancy Riskevics in honor of family and friends.
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team—8:30 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton, Boyce Cockman; Lay Assistant — 8:30 Charles Welch, 11:00 Christina Wilson; Acolyte – 11:00 Bobby Casey; Counters – Dru and Carl Yount, Carl and Asha Carnell
THIS WEEK AT LCOS – TODAY - 8:30 Worship, 9:00 BP Clinic, 10:00 Doug Bell’s Adult SCS Class, 11:00 Emergent Worship, 11:00 Worship, 12:00 BP Clinic, 3:00 Holy Communion; MONDAY – 6:00 SMART meeting; SATURDAY – 2:00 practice for Youth Sunday, 3:30 Praise Band Practice; SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 - YOUTH SUNDAY - 8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 Geneva Larson’s Adult SCS Class, 10:00 Farewell Party for Cummings Family, 11:00 Emergent Worship and Traditional Worship COMBINE, 3:00 Holy Communion, FH reserved in afternoon
Summer church office hours will be weekdays from 9 until 1.
Attendance 07/20/14: 8:30 – 27, Emergent – 25, 11:00 – 73, 3:00 - 27
General Fund $14,808.50 Facilities Support $92.50 God’s Pantry $240.00
We had a generous donation from the CLOC who sponsor our after school program. They donated $9500.00 to cover the cost of keeping our building open for the students to use after school.
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, Rahab Hackett, Fran Mathewes, Happy Miller, Dorothy Rimer, Ray Roback, Jerry Schulz, Gene Tunila, Darwin Voet, and Ruth Wells who are coping with illness and our friends, Bill Baker, Eloise Cerniglia, Doug Eller, Piper Callahan, Deb Carmen, Bill and Judy Drake, Dick Hayes, Gail Howell, Ernest Jones, Pat & Judy Kenney, Dr. Polio, Clifton Weaver, and Bradley Cade & family. We pray that God’s comfort and healing be upon our members, friends, and all caregivers.
Our sympathy to Arthur Street and his family at the death of his mother Ann Street . May this family and all who mourn find comfort in the power and the promise of the resurrection.
WELCA Summer Bible Study will be held THIS Saturday, AUGUST 2nd. (Date has been changed!!) Come at 10 a.m. Bring a salad to share for lunch. Invite your friends!
The Cummings family is moving to Wisconsin to be near their relatives. We will miss them! All are invited to an appreciation breakfast to be held in their honor NEXT SUNDAY, August 3rd at 10:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The 11:00 Traditional and Emergent worship services will combine that day in the sanctuary for worship. Come and wish the Cummings well on their journey!
YOUTH SUNDAY will be held Sunday, August 3rd. Mark your calendar and don’t miss this service which is always full of energy, song and spirit!
The first Beers and Hymns was such a success we have scheduled another! Come on Tuesday, August 5th to the Bavarian Pretzel Factory on Woods Lake Road and join the fun. We had 50 in attendance last month!
LOOKING FOR A NEW CHURCH HOME? Prospective members are invited to come to a luncheon on Sunday, August 17th to learn more about The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour. Then on Sunday, August 24th we will welcome new members to our church family. Call the church office 244-2836 for more information or to reserve your lunch!
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.
The LiveWell at Worship quarterly workshop will be held Saturday, August 30th. More info to come.
LiveWell at Work Roundtable will be held Thursday, August 28th. Go to livewellgreenville.org for information and to sign up.
God’s Pantry is in desperate need of food and funds.
Mark your check for God’s Pantry or bring non-perishable food to the church this week. Thank you!
We have two members who attend our Spanish worship service on Sunday afternoons who do housecleaning. Call them for an estimate. Take some time off this summer. Treat yourself and help a small business! Call - Patricia Cruz (864) 449-9049 or Maria Flores (864) 444- 8779
Some tips from our LiveWell initiate - for a healthy meal (continued):
5) Avoid extra fat - using heavy gravies or sauces will add fat and calories to otherwise healthy choices. For example, steamed broccoli is great but avoid topping it with cheese sauce. Try other options, like a sprinkling of low-fat Parmesan cheese or a squeeze of lemon.
6) Take your time - Savor your food. Eat slowly, enjoy the taste and textures, and pay attention to how you feel. Be mindful. Eating very quickly may cause you to eat too much.
This from Jesse Sahms -
I currently work as a counselor for South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department in Greenville. This is a state-wide agency, focused on helping individuals with disabilities to help prepare for, find, and maintain employment. Disability can be any documented physical, mental, emotional disability, learning disorder, medical condition, or any type of impairment that affects the person’s ability to work. Many of our counselors have specialized caseloads (i.e. brain injury, diabetes, cardiac rehab, mental health, drug/alcohol addiction, ex-offenders from prison, high school students with disabilities), and then we have general counselors that work with everything in between.
You can contact Jesse if you or someone you know could use this service.
864/297-3066 or JSahms@scvrd.state.sc.us
Celebrate the holiday season with other LCOS members and friends at Pigeon Forge this year! Tuesday, December 5th through Friday, December 8th we will see the lights and shows at Dollywood, enjoy a meal and entertainment at Dixie Stampede, see two other Christmas shows and visit the Bush Bean Museum! Prices start at just $229! See the Golden Group bulletin board for details. Non-refundable deposits are due BY SEPTEMBER 3rd.
God's Hidden Power
What is the power of God like? What comes to mind are usually images that are big, dramatic, and forceful: great storms of wind or water; loud, triumphant music; castles or armies of a "kingdom." Something you couldn't possibly ignore or overlook. Surely the power of God would announce its presence unmistakably and cut everything else down to size.
Yet when Jesus tries to describe the power of God—the "kingdom of heaven"—in parables, he chooses very different images: a bit of yeast in a woman's hands being mixed into dough; a tiny seed growing in the dark of the ground. These are images of power that is hidden and easily overlooked. The power of God does not look powerful at all at first glance. It is hidden in small and negligible forms. This hidden power does amazing things, though—raising a huge amount of dough, enough to feed a whole village; growing into a plant so large it can shelter many. The power of God is not a power to force or compel that acts on others from the outside; it is power to grow that acts from within.
We have seen God's power act in this way in our day to transform societies, in the nonviolent action movements of India, of the American civil rights movement, of the women's peace movement in Liberia (which was started by a woman in a Lutheran church!). The people in these movements did not look powerful to the outside world, and yet they acted as a leavening agent which brought about momentous change for good. On a more intimate scale, God's hidden power also transforms individual lives through the kind of compassion that understands another's world from the inside and helps open it up to hope and growth. These are the sorts of transformations we are praying for whenever we pray "Your kingdom come."
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