Our chancel flowers are donated to the Glory of God by Edith Casey in loving memory of Bob Casey.
Our missionaries who spread God’s gospel throughout the world are sponsored to the Glory of God by Bobby, Elisabeth and Taylor in loving memory of PaPa.
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team—8:30 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton, Dianna Brown, Lay Assistant — 8:30 Connie Gawne; 11:00 Harry Moose; Acolyte – 11:00 Emma Street; Counters – Lory and Bob Thompson, Judy and Mike Madaus
Attendance 10/12/14: 8:30–25, Emergent Worship–12, 11:00–101, Spanish - 32
General Fund $5,897.00 Facilities Support $264.00 God’s Pantry $146.00
THIS WEEK AT LCOS – TODAY - 8:30 Worship, 9:30 Blood Pressure Clinic, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Holy Communion, 3:00 Holy Communion; MON – 6:00 SMART Recovery meeting, 7:00 Jubilate Handbell Practice; TUES - 6:00 Healthy Cooking Class; WED – 9:15 Chapel for Day School students, 2:00 Visits to homebound members,7:30 Choir Practice; THURS – 10:00 Prayer Shawl Ministry; SAT – 3:00 Praise Band Practice, 5:30 Emergent Worship, 6:00 TRUNK OR TREAT; SUNDAY, OCT 26 – REFORMATION SUNDAY - 8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Holy Communion, 12:00 Blood Pressure Clinic, 12:00 Congregational Meeting, 2:00 FH reserved/Street, 3:00 Holy Communion
Kairos Bible Study will NOT meet on the 22nd and 29th
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, Gayle Chesebro, Vivian Cockman, Cyril DeMars, Bill Dunsing, Gil Fairbanks, Diki Kagel, Carl Kurtz, Austin McKittrick, Liesel Page, Gene Tunila, and Annette Weaver who are coping with illness and our friends Margaret Anderson, Chuck Ashworth, Dick Damato, Kimberly Hibbs, Isolde Jurende, Cherry and Bennie McCoy, Joanne and Willis Meadows, Lisa Motley, Sandy Phillips, the Reigle family, Amy Spitzer, Jeff Schwartz, Richard Sutton, and Bradley Cade & family. We pray that God’s comfort and healing be upon our members, friends, and all caregivers.
Our Emergent Worship Service has moved to Saturday evenings at 5:30. Early tee time or want to sleep in on Sunday morning? Worship with us Saturdays at 5:30. All the great Lutheran tradition at a new time!
For those planning to go to Pigeon Forge in December, please have the balance of your payment to Gene Bratton or Charlie Kramer by Sunday, Nov 2. Make checks payable to "Golden Group of LCOS"
Many thanks to Maria Waldrop RN who will provide FREE blood pressure checks TODAY at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Nurse office ( next to the nursery). Joan Riley RN will also provide FREE checks on Sunday the 26th following the 11:00 worship service.
Take advantage of the FREE healthy cooking class on Tuesday the 21st at 6 p.m. Pat George will show you how to make tasty meals that are good for your health! Reserve your spot by calling or texting Pat at 864/201-1684.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING to elect council members and approve budget for 2015 will be held NEXT SUNDAY following the 11:00 worship service. Check out the bulletin board in the narthex for pictures of our council candidates. Bios are available in the October Messenger.
REFORMATION will be celebrated NEXT SUNDAY. Wear red!!
We only have a handful of LCOS/Luther Rose magnets left!! Just $8 each and all profit goes to the church general fund. Get yours TODAY – when they’re gone, they’re gone!!
Beer and Hymns will be back Tuesday, Nov. 4th. Mark your calendar!
Dear Partners in Ministry:
Ebola has been in the news a great deal, mainly because of the severity of this disease. However, according to medical sources, it does not spread very readily. For a new person to catch it, he or she must have been in contact with body fluids (vomit, saliva, blood) from an already infected person. The new person can get it through an open cut or through their eyes, nose, or mouth. Thus, the chances of one of us getting Ebola are rather low.
A greater threat is the Enterovirus D68, which has already come to South Carolina, including confirmed cases in Greenville. Although not as devastating as Ebola, the EVD68 can be very dangerous to children and to the elderly, two populations that we want to protect at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour. We have been consulting with our Parish Nurse, Joan Riley, about being proactive about these diseases. We have asked our cleaning service to switch to products that include bleach when wiping down surfaces. We are also asking you, our members, to be very diligent in handwashing and similar measures that help prevent the spread of colds and flus. And, during this season, I am recommending that we use fist bumps when sharing the peace rather than shaking hands. The LCOS School Board has adopted a protocol to protect the children of our Preschool if any of them become sick with EVD68.
~Pastor Mark Cerniglia
The Things That Are God's
Jesus said, "Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's" (Matt. 22:21). On the surface, it seems like a simple allocation. It's a division we try to make in our daily lives. We live in between who we are at work and who we are at home. We live in between what we say matters and where we actually devote our time, money, and attention. We live in between the words we proclaim on Sunday morning and the faith we cling to in the wee hours of the night.
It's not simple to figure out what God's things are and what the world's things
are. We confess belief in a God who is the creator of heaven and earth—a God to whom all things belong. Truly living into such a confession might free us to understand that sometimes volunteering our time and resources in service to others is the right way to give to God, and sometimes spending a lazy Saturday reconnecting with the people closest to us is the right way to give to God.
If all things are God's things, then there is the potential to experience God's generosity and abundance all around us. We can rest in the knowledge that the people and the things that surround us are God's things. We can know that our mission field is the community where we spend most of our time, not someplace far away.
If all things are truly God's things, then we can live by faith in the sure promise that we are doing enough, that we are enough, rather than constantly seeking a "new and improved" life. If we truly understand that all things are God's things, every aspect of our life has the potential to be sacred.
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