Our fourth annual Trunk or Treat experience will be on Sunday, October 30, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at our West Campus. This safe and fun activity is for kids Pre-K through 6th grade and the whole family. Children may be dressed in their Halloween costumes or not and go from trunk to trunk in the back parking lot to go “trick or treating” safely. CTK members will host this event and provide the treats. Babies in strollers and grandparents are also welcome! We will end our Trunk or Treat festivities with a blessing service at 5:45 p.m. to bless the trick or treaters. Pizza will also be provided at that time. Volunteers and/or questions can be directed to Deacon Ben Remmert at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
All are invited to a “walk-through Martin Luther Godly Play story” on Reformation Sunday, October 30 at 9:30 a.m. with your Godly Play teachers as your guides. Come and see the lightning that so frightened young Martin Luther. Read the 95 Theses nailed onto the door. Be amazed at the huge stack of writing he and his colleagues, especially Philip Melanchthon, created: pamphlets, books, sermons, hymns and more. Finally, see and discuss the Luther Rose and take away the makings of one of your own to finish at home. Let’s celebrate Reformation in style, walking through Luther’s story and taking a little bit home to remember him by.
Join us for the start of our new Sunday School year with breakfast tacos and meeting our new Sunday School group for the year! Sunday School classes are offered for children aged 2 through confirmation class (high school classes will be meeting after 11:00 a.m. service). All children and parents are invited to come and experience a Godly Play class and learn more about our upcoming year beginning at 9:30 a.m. Our classes are as follows:
- Toddlers (2-3 year olds): Sara Harlan and Bette Bowers (Room 109)
- Younger Children (Prek-2nd Grade): Leslie Winesett and Liz Lloyd (Room 107)
- Older Children (3rd-6th Grade): Marie Monroe and Diane Schoppe (Room 204)
- Confirmation Class: Deacon Ben Remmert, Lucky Sahaulla, and Bill Burgess (2nd Floor Council Room)
Regular Godly Play classes will be offered every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. beginning on Sunday, September 18. You may contact Marie Monroe or Deacon Ben Remmert with any questions regarding Sunday School (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
By: Deacon Ben Remmert
Isaiah 66:10-14 Galatians 6:1-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
As I was preparing to write today’s sermon, I came across an article on my Facebook page entitled 20 Actors who Missed Out on Epic Film Roles. It was a fascinating reading how:
- 1.Hugh Jackman turned down the role of James Bond in Casino Royale because the script felt unbelievable.
- Robert De Niro was too expensive for the lead role in Big.
- Mel Gibson felt he was too old to play Maximus in Gladiator.
- Al Pacino passed on being Han Solo in Star Wars for being too weird.
- Johnny Depp passed on playing Ferris Bueller due to schedule conflicts.
We all have opportunities that we’ve missed in our lives. Opportunities in school, at work, in love. Just like these actors, we don’t always make the most of every opportunity. Well, this morning we are going to see that God gives us opportunities to serve our fellow man and God wants us to make the most of every opportunity through today’s message in Paul’s letter to the Galatians.
Rice Village Campus Summer Service Times:
- Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
- Sundays at 11:00 a.m. (livestreamed)
West Campus Summer Service Time:
- Sundays at10:30 a.m.
From Sunday, June 12 through Sunday, September 4, there will be one Sunday service at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday at the Rice Village and West Campus. We will continue to celebrate our Saturday contemplative service at 6:00 p.m. Both are liturgies of holy communion.
Week Day Bible Studies (Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays) will not meet during the Summer. Studies will resume in September 2022. Summer Book Reviews are on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. (in-person and online).