INTRODUCTION - Jesus protests against human customs being given the weight of divine law, while the essence of God’s law is ignored. True uncleanness comes not from external things, but from the intentions of the human heart. Last week Jesus told us “the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” Now James says God has given us birth by the word of truth. We, having been washed in the word when we were born in the font, return to it every Sunday to ask God to create in us clean hearts.
Worship Servers: Each Sunday morning please meet in the workroom five minutes before the service begins for prayer with Pastor Darcy and the assisting minister.
Today’s altar flowers are given to the glory of God by Roger & JoAnn Rudy in honor of Pat Smith; and by Brian & Harriet Richard in celebration of their 54th anniversary.
Adult Education at 9:00 am: Special guest speakers:
Sep 9 Special Guest: Jennifer Brooks Come and hear news from Neabsco Elementary
Sep 16 Special Guest: Beth Seidler - Come and learn more about how to be a part of the IWalk for ACTS and the difference this makes in people’s lives
Sep 23 Unafraid - Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times: Understanding and Countering Fear
Sep 30 Unafraid - Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times: Crime, Race, Terrorism and Politics
Oct 7 Unafraid - Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times: Failure, Disappointing others, Insignificance and Loneliness
Oct 14 Unafraid - Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times: Apocalypse, Change, Missing Out, Finances
Oct 21 Unafraid - Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times: Aging, Illness, Dying, Fear of the Lord
40 Days of Prayer Challenge
Tuesdays –Sept 4, 11, 18, 25; 10 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays –Sept 5, 12, 19, 26; 6 – 7:30 pm
Think of what the possibilities are of a church praying for 40 days. Some of the results are: Answered prayers…Increased sense of the Holy Spirit…Being used powerfully by God Spiritual growth of our church…Learning to pray with boldness… The possibilities are endless. Please join us in this new challenge at LCOC. The cost is $12.50 for a study guide and book. To sign up for the morning or evening sessions please contact JoAnn Rudy or Lorelei Ditton.
“God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday / luncheon – September 9th
9:00 am Fall Kick Off for Education for all ages!
10:00 am – joint worship service with Mustard Seed Community Church
11:15 – Indoor and Outdoor Service Projects – followed by a luncheon.
Please join us on September 9th for God's work - Our Hands Sunday Potluck Luncheon. It will be held in the Upper Fellowship Hall following the clean-up at 12:15 pm. A sign-up sheet is posted. Please come and join us for food and fellowship. Any questions please see June Jamieson.
Sept 9th -God’s Work/Our Hands Sun.
Sept 16th – Fall Worship schedule resumes – 8:30 and 11 am
Oct 6th – ACTS IWalk
Oct 20th – Oktoberfest
Oct 27th – Fall Festival