Our chancel flowers are donated to the Glory of God by Tracy Kramer.
Our missionaries who spread God’s gospel throughout the world are sponsored today by Dave and Roberta Cathell.
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team—8:30 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton, Ramona Hopper; Lay Assistant — 8:30 Charles Welch; 11:00 Harry Moose; Acolyte – 11:00 Elisabeth Casey; Counters – Mike and Judy Madaus, Bob and Lory Thompson
THIS WEEK AT LCOS – TODAY - 8:30 Worship, 9:00 Blood Pressure Clinic, 10:00 Geneva Larson’s Adult SCS Class, 11:00 Emergent Worship, 11:00 Worship, 2:00 Shower for Rahab, 3:00 Holy Communion; MON – 6:00 Healthy Cooking Class, 6:00 SMART meeting; WED – 2:00 Visits to homebound members; THURS – 10:00 Prayer Shawl; SAT – 3:30 Praise Band Practice; SUNDAY, AUGUST 31 - ONE MORNING WORSHIP ONLY – 10:00 Worship, 3:00 Holy Communion
Summer church office hours will be weekdays from 9 until 1.
Attendance 08/17/14: 8:30 – 24, 11:00 –105, Emergent – 11, 3:00 - 25
General Fund $5,996.00 Facilities Support $188.00 God’s Pantry $465.00
This week, we remembered in our prayers: Will Anderson, Adam Cerniglia, Brandon Field, and Kevin McKeen serving in the military, Ellen Ahlers, Dodie Anderson, Rosalie Burnett, Pastor Mark, Bill Dunsing, Pam Kendig, Joan Riggs, Joan Riley, Dorothy Rimer, Nancy Riskevics, Pastor Safrit, Jerry Schulz, Gene Tunila, and Ruth Wells who are coping with illness and our friends Dorothy Baxter, Anna Faye Blalock, Mr. Bruce, Kathy Hutchins, and Bradley Cade & family. We pray that God’s comfort and healing be upon our members, friends, and all caregivers.
Our sympathy to Sharon Schulz at the death of Judy Kenney and to Art and Joy Hutson at the death of Dick Hayes. May these and all who mourn find comfort in the promise and the power of the resurrection.
NEXT SUNDAY – ONE MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE ONLY
Affirmation of Ministry of the Laity in Daily Life
Bring an item you work with daily for a special blessing!
HEALTHY COOKING CLASSES – another FREE part of our LiveWell initiative – will be held tomorrow evening at 6 p.m Pat George has more info. ALL are invited.
The fall session of Sunday School Classes for our youth will begin Sunday, September 14th.
SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER NEEDED!!!
PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER WORKING WITH OUR WONDERFUL KIDS IN SUNDAY SCHOOL!
CONTACT NICOLE FOWLER WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR INTEREST (864)275-6926 FOWLERHN@GMAIL.COM
Please plan on attending an acolyte meeting on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 9:30am. This will be a training session for new acolytes and a robe fitting for current acolytes. Parents of new acolytes will need to stay also. Anyone 2nd grade and older can be an acolyte. If you have any questions please contact Pat George at email@example.com or 201-1684 call or text.
The 2014 Habitat for Humanity Thrivent build has begun! Help is welcome throughout the build with providing construction knowledge or effort, bringing/serving food to build volunteers, or providing financial support through donations. Please contact Charles Compton or Bill & Asha Carnell if you are willing to serve or with any questions. Thank you!
The LIVE WELL Workshop will be Saturday, August 30, at Springfield Baptist Church, from 10am--11:30. You will miss a bundle of info and fun if you miss this !! Joan Riley has details 268-4650.
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 SEPTEMBER 3rd.
This from Laura Estep – our after school program director - anyone in the congregation interested in piano, bass, or vocal lessons? Andre' just moved here, and while he had many students at home, he doesn't have any in Greenville yet. Here is his information:
Hello! My name is Andre' Webb and I am a musician. I attended and graduated from The University of the Arts with a degree in Jazz Vocal Performance. Since entering college I have taught many students (ages ranging from 6 to 65) how to sing, play piano, and bass guitar. My skills have allowed me to teach music here in Greenville through Furman University's Bridges program (2012 and 2013). I am new to the area and would love to teach you to sing, play piano or bass guitar. If you are interested, contact me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through my cell phone (443.226.0909). Hope to hear from you soon!
Some tips from our LiveWell initiate - for a healthy meal (continued):
9) Try new foods - keep it interesting by picking out new foods you have never tried before, like mango, lentils or kale. You may find a new favorite! Trade fun and tasty recipes with friends or find them online.
10) Satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way - indulge in a naturally sweet dessert dish - fruit! Serve a fresh fruit cocktail or a fruit parfait made with yogurt. For a hot dessert - bake apples or peaches and top with cinnamon.
Are you walking and exercising as part of our LiveWell initiative? EACH WEEK we hope you will record the number of miles walked and turn them in. Every hour of physical activity that you do during the week counts as 5 miles walked!! We are on our way to Colombia, South America. Help us get there!
SHOW YOUR LCOS PRIDE!
Just in – 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!
Our senior choir is looking for volunteers to join in raising their voices in song. See any choir member for info. Rehearsals (Wednesday evenings at 7:30) begin September 3rd .
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