This Sunday – the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: Call and Response
In the reading from the book of the Prophet Jeremiah, we here about his call. God calls to Jeremiah. Jeremiah says to God, “No, I’m too young.” In the Gospel reading from Luke, Jesus responds to the unspoken call from a woman to be healed. But then Jesus gets into trouble because he healed this woman on the Sabbath. The woman had been crippled for eighteen years, Jesus could have waited one more day. This Sunday, we will be looking at Call and Response. In particular we will look at reasons we give ourselves or that others (society, family, friends) give us to avoid responding to the call of God or the call of another.
The Scripture readings are Jeremiah 1: 4-10 and Luke 13: 10-17. In the Time for All Ages, I will talk about “I’m too…” The title of the sermon is “Call and Response.”
WELCOME (BACK) SUNDAY – September 8
September is approaching much faster than I realized. We will soon be gearing up for our fall programs. Sunday, September 8 will be our WELCOME (BACK) SUNDAY. Our Sunday School Program will start on that Sunday, and our Service will be followed by a BBQ!
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Although there is no Sunday School for the next two Sundays, children are still welcome to be present for worship. To make things a bit easier, Activity Packs are available each Sunday at the Welcome Table.
Your Favourite Hymn
Do you have a favourite hymn that you’d like to hear included in one of our worship services? Please let Bonnie C. know your choice and she will make sure it is sung within the month.
A WAY TO CONTRIBUTE FINANCIALLY
You don’t have offering envelopes, you are not on PAR, and you don’t get to church as often as you would like, but you want to make a financial contribution to work of Spirit West, and receive a tax receipt. Now you can! Check out the online donation option on our website spiritwest.org and click on the Donate tab in the navigation bar.
RIDE TO CHURCH?
From time to time we encounter people who would like to come to church at Spirit West, but are unable to because they do not have means of transportation. Can you give a ride? If you would be willing to make yourself available to provide a ride to church please call the church office. Do you need a ride? Would you like to come to church at Spirit West, but are unable to because you have no ride, please call the church office. (780-481-1406)
Spirit West Prayer Chain
The Spirit West Prayer Chain is a group of people who have committed to continue our prayers of concern from Sunday through the week. To be part of this ministry, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also email a request for prayer to the same email address. If you would prefer to talk to someone, you can call the church or call Edina T. at 780-481-3508
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(Rev.) Larry K. Wright, CD, BA, MDiv
Spirit West United Church