LESSON: Luke 10:25-37
MESSAGE: “Stewardship Across Borders”
As we continue with our stewardship season, we’ll take a look at the joy and gratitude that we have in how we have crossed borders as we serve others. From our Pumpkin Patch, where our work has supported farmers from the Navajo people, to the Mexico trip where youth and other members served this summer, we strive to cross borders in the way that connect with and help other people. It comes with the acknowledgement that all people are made in the image of God, and that in following Jesus, our neighbor isn’t only the person in our backyard. The story of the Good Samaritan is one that is likely very familiar to us. We’ll be looking at what this parable might mean for how we are called to cross borders as a church.
We also look ahead to the 17th – our final stewardship Sunday. At that service we’ll talk about how our money reaches out beyond the work that we do through our two denominations. We’ll also have a presentation from those who went on the Mexico trip. I’m really excited to hear what they have to bring us.
And, if you haven’t filled out a pledge card already, please consider doing so. We are looking to get broader participation in annually pledging, because the money that we count on for the budget comes from these pledges. Having a solid pledged amount helps us to reach the goals that we have as a congregation and create new ways of reaching out into the community.
I continue to be excited to be a part of the mission of UPA and to witness the amazing work that we all do together. Hope to see you on Sunday.
Prelude: “Fugue in F, VI:2” Pachelbel
Anthem: “O God We Pray” Arensky
Meditation: “Adagio in D” Farrant
Postlude: “O Welt , ich muss dich lassen 16th c. German melody, arr. J. S. Bach
Students will be learning about The Sadducees Question. Bible verse Luke 20:27-38
High school and Middle school
Students will be “Living the Questions” with Rachel.
9 o’Clock Choir
We will not be holding a preview for November
Rehearsal are offered on Sunday mornings from 9:00am to 9:45am. Child care will be provided from 8:45am through the end of worship service. It will be a “drop-in” choir; anyone is welcome to join us on any Sunday. Please join us! Drop in any Sunday.
Advent choral service
To prepare for the Advent choral service addtional rehearsals have been scheduled for December 5th and December 12th. We hope you can join us.
– Allen LeVines, Director of Music