Our chancel flowers are donated to the Glory of God by Samantha Geotchius in loving memory of her grandfather.
Our missionaries are sponsored to the Glory of God by Tammy Barnoski in loving memory of her father.
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team—7:00 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton, Beth Linn; Lay Assistant — 8:30 Connie Gawne, 11:00 Mary McKeen; Acolyte – 11:00 TW Wilson; Counters – Judy & Mike Madaus, Lory & Bob Thompson
This week, we remembered in our prayers: Adam Cerniglia, Anthony Coward, and Kevin McKeen serving in the military, Celia Adair, Dodie Anderson, Dianna Brown, Nancy Carter, Boyce Cockman, Ebb & Suzanne Culp, Cyril DeMars, William Dunsing, Pauline Halling, Vivian and Richard Hiller, Jerry Schulz, Virginia Simmons, and Carl Yount, who are coping with illness and our friends Margaret Anderson, Bridget Honeycutt, Linda Vaughn, Gladys Potter, Lindsey Motley, Elise Ogle Lawrence, and Bradley Cade & family. We pray that God’s comfort and healing be upon our members, friends, and all caregivers.
Our sympathy to Pastor Mark and his family at the sudden death of his great niece Ivy. May the Cerniglia family and all who mourn find comfort in the power and the promise of the resurrection.
Our congratulations to Brittany Honeycutt and Aaron Campbell who were married here at LCOS yesterday. We ask for God’s blessing on this marriage.
Attendance 11/01/15: 8:30-34; 11:00- 98, Spanish - 70
General Fund $5621.00 Facilities Support $182.00 God’s Pantry $280.00
THIS WEEK AT LCOS – NOVEMBER 8 - 8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Service of the Word, 12:30 Council Meeting, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion ; MON – 9:30 Day School Spanish lesson in FH, 6:00 Healthy Cooking Class, 6:00 SMART recovery meeting, 7:00 Jubilate Handbells; TUES – 9:00 PEO in FH; WED – HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY - 10:00 Day School Chapel, 11:00 Kairos Bible Study, 2:00 Visits to homebound members, 7:30 Choir Practice; THURS – 9:30 PE in FH, 10:00 Prayer Shawl Ministry, 6:30 Golden Group; FRI - 6 – 8 ASP Parents’ Night; SAT – 9 til 1 Work Day; SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15 – CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY - 8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Holy Communion, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion
DECEMBER MESSENGER ITEMS ARE DUE FRIDAY!!!!!
The LiveWell Healthy Cooking Class will be held tomorrow evening beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please send a reservation to Pat George at email@example.com
We need your help Wednesday to go and visit our homebound members. Come to the church library at 2 p.m. to meet a partner and get an assignment for a visit. Joan Riley has details 268-4650
EVERYONE 50 and over is invited to Golden Group Thursday night. Bring a dish to share for dinner and then stay to work on the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” project from the Red Cross. Bring holiday cards – no glitter please – and we will sign them for our heroes serving in the military.
There will be a work day on November 14 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. We will be moving one of the counters from the school storage room to the kitchen in the school area. It is a long counter, but the top will come off and the cabinet part comes apart. We need several good movers with the carpet slides to make the job go easier. Thanks!
LCOS needs a new financial secretary AND A NEW COUNCIL SECRETARY beginning January 1st. The financial secretary prepares our financial giving statements on a quarterly basis and our council secretary attends monthly council meetings and keeps minutes of those meetings. Many thanks to Connie Gawne and Mary McKeen for their service to those positions. Speak to them, council chair Clint Eastham or call the church office for more info.
We will celebrate Lutheran Services Carolinas on Sunday, November 15. The ministries of LSC need your help refugees, foster children and homeless veterans just to name a few. Your tax deductible contributions keep them going. On the 15th we will have a special offering for LSC. And you can give any Sunday – just note LSC on your check to LCOS. Thank you!
Save your labels and box tops. The day school collects Campbell’s Labels for Education and Box Tops for Education. Lists of participating products can be found outside the nursery.
God’s Pantry will partner with WSSL 100.5 Radio and Bi-Lo grocery stores to collect food and funds for God’s Pantry Oct.30 – Nov. 1.
Volunteers are needed weekday afternoons to pick up meals for our After School Program participants. The kitchen is located on Academy Street downtown Greenville. Could you spare just one afternoon a month to pick food up on Academy Street and bring it to LCOS? Call the day school office to volunteer. 268-4714
MISSIONARY SPONSORS ARE NEEDED
FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER!!!
Did you or have your children benefited from summer Lutheran camp experiences? We need YOU to help us with Lutheroad next summer! We are already starting to plan for this week of faith formation for our elementary age children. See Stephanie Pilkenton or Pastor Alejandro for information.
Looking for the perfect gift idea this holiday season? Our Saviour Lutheran Preschool has several great options:
The Widows’ Might
Long before Jesus, the prophet Elijah asked a widow for her last handful of food. She gave it, and received blessing. In today’s gospel, Jesus warns the disciples about the scribes who devour widows’ houses. Almost on cue, a widow throws her only two cents into the temple alms box. Should this remind us more of Elijah or of the scribes—or of something else? Jesus’ comments about this widow who cast in all she had, her whole life, are his final words in the temple.
As they leave, the disciples marvel over its architecture, but Jesus can sense that the city will fall; his own death is closing in. He speaks at length about how terrifying that time will be, and how they are to hold firm (Mark 13). Then the priests and scribes begin to look for a way to kill him. While he is at table, a woman walks in carrying a jar of ointment whose price could support someone for a year. She breaks it open and pours the oil over Jesus’ head, prophetically anointing him for burial (Mark 14). Both the temple and Jesus’ body will be shattered, like the alabaster jar. He too will be devoured by the scribes.
The long speech about not being led astray in the midst of chaos is framed by these two stories of corrupt religious leaders and lavishly generous women: the deep-pocketed scribes and the widow in the temple, and the plotting scribes and the woman at the dinner. In the most frightening, maddening, circumstances possible, the widow and the anointer both give freely—like Jesus himself.
Our days grow short. The world is filled with grief, trouble, and violence. Will our efforts robe a scribe or feed a prophet? Will we burn out, give up, or endure? We can only dare to engage—to cast in whatever we have—through the power of the anointed one who first freely poured out life for, and into, us.