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The Weekly Word for August 28, 2016
Luke 14:1, 7-14
1 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.
7 When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. 8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; 9 and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, “Give this person your place,’ and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, “Friend, move up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. 11 For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” 12 He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”A few months back, I had the chance to have lunch with member of our NC Synod Staff, including the bishop himself, Tim Smith.
Sermon for August 28, 2016: “Don’t Be A Ueker”
I was looking forward to catching up with everyone and shared my enthusiasm with my mom.
As I was about to hang up the phone, my mom wished me luck.
But then she added this little suggestion:
“Please, watch your table manners.”
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Youth Pool Party August 28th
Attention, Grace Youth of ALL ages!
Our “back to school” pool party will be this Sunday at the Hunnicutts beginning at 12:30 p.m.
A hot dog lunch will be served – come hungry and bring your water toys!
For more information, call/text Deborah Moore or the Church Office.
The Weekly Word for August 21, 2016
Luke 13: 10-17
10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” 13 When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. 14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.” 15 But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? 16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?” 17 When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.
Sermon for August 21, 2016: “The Open Door Policy”
The first job I ever had was at Hinkle’s Book store.
I enjoyed working there.
I had a great boss and wonderful co-workers.
We loved working with one another.
But there was one thing we all could not stand.
Closing time on Saturday night.
WELCA Bible Study Returns September 8th
The Monthly WELCA Bible Study returns on September 8th at 7:00 at Grace Lutheran. Please join us for a night of spiritual discussion and fellowship!
CCM Ministry Update
CCM appreciates the food donations our members have generously given in the past, however they are always in need of personal items such Shampoo, Bar Soap, Toilet Paper, Toothpaste, and Deodorant. By donating these items CCM can build a surplus to give to families in real need.
Baby Shower for the Conrads September 3rd
Members and friends are invited to attend a floating baby shower for Pastor Jonathan, Kristen, and Paul as they eagerly anticipate the arrival of Baby Girl Conrad. The shower will be held on Saturday, September 3, from 3-5 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please contact Leah to RSVP or to receive more information.
Blessing of the Backpacks August 28th
To celebrate the new school year, Pastor Jonathan will be blessing our children’s backpacks during the Children’s Chat. We will also have a blessing for teachers and students as well. Come join us!