Our chancel flowers are donated to the Glory of God by Doris Wooldridge and family in loving memory of Bob Wooldridge.
Our missionaries who spread God’s gospel throughout the world are sponsored today by Charlie Kramer.
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team—8:30 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton, Doris Wooldridge; Lay Assistant — 8:30 Pat George; 11:00 Sandy Roback; Acolyte – 11:00 Kirsten Lanning; Counters – Mary Ann Sahms, Tammy Pursley
Attendance 09/07/14: 8:30 – 34, Emergent – 21, 11:00 – 88, Spanish - 16
General Fund $6,760.50 Facilities Support $612.50 God’s Pantry $307.00
THIS WEEK AT LCOS – TODAY - 8:30 Worship, 10:00 Sunday School Kickoff, 11:00 Emergent Worship, 11:00 Worship, 12:30 Council Meeting, 3:00 Holy Communion; MON – 6:00 SMART meeting, 7:00 Jubilate Handbell Practice; TUES – 6:00 Healthy Cooking Class; WED – 9:15 Chapel for Day School Students, 11:00 Kairos Bible Study, 6:30 Worship Board, 7:30 Choir Practice; THURS – 10:00 Prayer Shawl Ministry, 7:00 Praise Band Practice; SAT – MESSENGER ITEMS DUE!!, SUNDAY, SEPT. 21 - 8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Emergent Worship, 11:00 Holy Communion, 3:00 Holy Communion SPANISH FESTIVAL 10 TIL 3
Church office hours are weekdays from 9 until 12 and 1 – 3.
This week, we remembered in our prayers: Will Anderson, Adam Cerniglia, Brandon Field, and Kevin McKeen serving in the military, Dodie Anderson, Rosalie Burnett, Bill Carnell, Martha Compton, Pastor Mark, Cyril DeMars, Bill Dunsing, Pete Erbskorn, Gil Fairbanks, Pam Kendig, Liesel Page, Gene Tunila, and Annette Weaver who are coping with illness and our friends Margaret Anderson, Dick Damato, Cherry and Bennie McCoy, Sandy Phillips, Richard Sutton, and Bradley Cade & family. We pray that God’s comfort and healing be upon our members, friends, and all caregivers.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER NEEDED!!!
PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER WORKING WITH OUR WONDERFUL 3k-5k KIDS IN SUNDAY SCHOOL!
CONTACT NICOLE FOWLER WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR INTEREST (864)275-6926 FOWLERHN@GMAIL.COM
The Day School and the After School Program have a wish list outside the preschool office. CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM – help us stock our school rooms! Pick a coconut off the wall and bring back the supply. Thank you for your support to both OSLS and the ASP. (As always, if you prefer, just write a check to LCOS and designate “day school” in the memo line.)
SHOW YOUR LCOS PRIDE!
LCOS/Luther Rose magnets for you car are now available for sale. Just $8 each and all profit goes to the church general fund. Get your TODAY!
6:00 TUESDAY – HEALTHY COOKING CLASS
As part of our LiveWell campaign, we offer a FREE cooking class this Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Contact Pat George so she has enough food for everyone!
firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-201-1684 call or text
Made to Crave - Learning to turn your cravings for food into cravings for God. This is a 6 week class that will start Sunday September 14th during the Sunday school hour. Please contact Pat George if you are interested in this class. There are books and participant guides and she needs to make sure she has enough for everyone. email@example.com or 864-201-1684 call or text
Bible Study in Motion - Starting September 7th there will be a Bible study sheet to accompany our walking program. Please look for it near the walking display. This is an individual study but if you would like to complete it as a group please let Pat George know.
Coupon books now for sale! The preschool will again be selling books featuring BIG offers from great restaurants all over Greenville such as Mojo's, Stax's Original, The Chocolate Moose, La Parilla, and Taco Casa. Books are just $10 each and include over $1000 worth of savings. We hope you enjoyed using your books this past year. If you would like to purchase another book for this upcoming year, they will be available from the preschool office from 9-6 each day or from Terri in the church nursery during church hours. Thanks for your support!!!
The altar guild needs large juice cans (7” in height) for transporting altar flowers to our homebound members.
PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER MEMBERS AT LCOS! We have several members with breathing problems – asthma, COPD, allergies. These medical conditions make breathing perfume very uncomfortable – sometimes to the point where they must leave the worship service if they are seated near someone wearing cologne or perfume. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE refrain from applying scents before coming to worship. Thank you!
Did you see our newly improved sign on Wade Hampton as you came in this morning? Be sure to check it out. Our name is now PROMINENTLY displayed and it looks great!!
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
Celebrate the holiday season with other LCOS members and friends at Pigeon Forge this year! Tuesday, December 2nd through Friday, December 5th 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 OCTOBER 1st .
Saturday, September 27th from 10 – 2m PROJECT Rx will be held in various locations throughout Greenville County. Bring your unused medications for proper disposal. Go to www.aRiverRemedy.org or call 864/467-4099 for info.
LIVE WELL WITH LCOS
LCOS has monthly healthy cooking classes where we prepare recipes and EAT. Pat George has researched the recipes, she buys all the ingredients and then the group prepares, cooks and eats the delicious meal. Pat also has weekly tips on diet and weight control that go our on our daily email and are printed in this weekly bulletin.
LCOS is “WALKING TO OUR MISSIONS IN COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA, TANZANIA AND JAPAN.” You can help us ‘earn’ miles with your daily exercise. Check out the display in the narthex.
Individual appointments to check blood pressure, body mass index, weight, and blood sugar will be available again beginning the week of Sept 14. Check out the bulletin board near the God’s Pantry food box for details and to sign up!
DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN GET A DISCOUNT ON MEMBERSHIPS AT PLANET FITNESS JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM THE CHURCH? Pick up a flyer today near the walking display in the narthex for details!
September Worship Schedule
Wednesday, September 17
9:15 Day School Chapel – Pastor Mark
Sunday, September, 21
8:30 Holy Communion – Pastor Mark
11:00 Emergent – Pastor Alejandro
11:00 Holy Communion – Pastor Mark
3:00 Spanish Service – Pastor Alejandro
Wednesday, September 24
9:15 Day School Chapel – Pastor Mark
Sunday, September 28
8:30 Service of the Word – Pastor Alejandro
11:00 Emergent – Pastor Mark
11:00 Service of the Word – Pastor Alejandro
3:00 Spanish Service – Pastor Alejandro
Sign up TODAY for your FREE health screening offered as part of our LiveWell initiative.
Ten Thousand Villages will celebrate their grand opening in their new downtown Greenville location beginning this Wednesday, September 17th . Located at 207 North Main Street, across from Charleston Cooks!, Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit, fair trade retailer that offers handmade gifts, jewelry, home décor, sculpture and textiles from artisans in over 30 developing countries. Visit greenville.tenthousandvillages.com for more information.
This week is local small business week sponsored by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Support the small businesses in this community. Buy local when possible!!
A New Road 32 still has openings available for October 3-5
A New Road is a Bereavement Seminar for widowed men and women. We still have space available for the seminar on October 3-5, so we have extended the registration. For more information, please contact me at (864) 706-6596 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dee Snelgrove Camp, Co-facilitator for A New Road 32
Who Jesus Is
"Who do you say that I am?" Jesus asks his disciples. He asked it of his first disciples and he asks it of us. The disciples responded that people thought he was John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah, or another one of the prophets. Did you notice that all the people the first disciples mentioned were dead by then? Even John the Baptist had been beheaded by that point.
There are many different responses in our day just as there were then. Some say Jesus was a prophet, some say he was a great teacher of good morals, others consider him primarily a healer, still others focus on how he was a champion against injustice. Did you notice that the ways people describe Jesus today often use the past tense? Jesus was a prophet and he was a great teacher, and so on.
Peter's confession of faith is different. Peter says that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the living God. Granted, Jesus was standing right in front of him at the time, but what God inspired Peter to say is true for all times. Jesus lives! He is more than a good man. He is the Son of the living God.
So who do you say that Jesus is in your life?
Actions often speak louder than words. Jesus told Peter that understanding he is the Messiah would have something to do with the actions of building the church, forgiving others, and prevailing against death. How do you and your congregation contribute to the building of Christ's church, forgiving others, and restoring life?
Jesus said he would be the one to do those things through Peter. May the resurrected Jesus who prevails against death work through us to build up the church in the spirit of forgiveness with which we have been forgiven.
The Staff :
Senior Pastor: The Reverend Mark A. Cerniglia email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org