Worship With Us in the Season of Pentecost

Sunday, September 24, 2017
at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary 

Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables, in which Jesus says the reign of God is like workers who get paid the same no matter when they start. When God changes his mind about punishing Nineveh for their evil ways, Jonah is angry. Yet God is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love. In baptism we receive the grace of God that is freely given to all. As Luther wrote, in the presence of God’s mercy we are all beggars.

Readings
Jonah 3:10–4:11
Psalm 145:1-8
Philippians 1:21-30
Matthew 20:1-16

Upcoming Events

Congregational Conversation
Sunday, September 24

We will be having a “Congregational Conversation” after worship on September 24.  We will discuss the pastoral transition, the process and the structure.  It will last no longer than one hour.

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 8

It’s “bring your pet to church” Sunday! October 8th! Join us during the 10:00 AM worship service as pets receive a blessing and enjoy the opportunity to observe and meet other species in a safe environment with their owners close at hand.

This celebration kicks off a month-long drive for pet food to provide clients of Luminaria Home Care the opportunity to keep their beloved pets. Luminaria provides assistance for seniors and persons with disabilities to promote dignity, quality of life and independence. Any kind of cat and dog food will be welcome. The good folks at Luminaria will make sure it gets appropriately distributed.

Oktoberfest
Saturday, November 4

Mark your calendars- this year’s Oktoberfest Fundraiser is Saturday, November 4.

We’re asking for helpers to assist many different teams for our biggest fund-raiser of the year. Sing up sheets are in the narthex of call the office at 480-948-6050.  If you can help out in any way, we would greatly appreciate it.