This Week – February 21, 2019

Sunday, February 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal (Note: earlier time this week)
10:15 a.m. Worship

Scripture: Ephesians 5: 8-10, Romans 15: 14-16, Luke 6: 33
Sermon: “Gift or Task or Both: Goodness”

Serving Our Church:
Liturgist: Evan Ramstad
Greeters: Evan & Lucy Ramstad
Ushers: The Worship Team

House of Charity Volunteer Opportunities for 2019

We could use your help on the following dates: June 1 & 22, August 10 & 24, October 12 & 26, December 14, July 13 & 27, September 14, November 9 & 23

Sign-up Sheet is in the Narthex.

Cookies for College Students!

Join us for our annual cookie boxing, followed by breakfast treats!

We are looking for bakers to provide 3-dozen cookies that we’ll send to our hard-working college students. Please package them ahead of time (2 cookies back-to-back in a Ziploc bag).

Please send names and addresses of students in college and those doing post graduate work to or call the church office at 952-935-3025.

This is our way of providing encouragement and showing that we are thinking of them.

Your delicious contributions are so appreciated!

Sign-up Sheet is in the Narthex

Looking Ahead
February 24 Confirmation – Following Worship
February 25 VEAP’s March Food & Fund Drive Begins
February 27 Adult Choir Rehearsal – 7:30 p.m.
March 1 A Toast to VEAP
March 2 Cookies For College Students – 9:30 a.m.
March 3 Jazz Worship Service
VEAP March Food Drive
March 4 Worship Team Meeting – 5:30 p.m.
March 6 Adult Choir Rehearsal – 7:30 p.m.

Worship This Sunday
Scripture: Ephesians 5: 8-10, Romans 15: 14-16, Luke 6: 33
Sermon: “Gift or Task or Both: Goodness”

When Shakespeare needed a word he would make one up. For example: addiction, bedazzled, belongings. Paul seems to have done the same with the word we translate as “goodness” in Galatians 5. It appears nowhere else save 4 uses in Paul’s letters. The word is derived from a Greek word referring to exemplary moral excellence.

In my mind, Paul’s call to practice goodness stands in interesting tension with the blunt statement of Jesus in Mark 10: “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.”

Realizing that no one is “perfect,” I still think it is useful to have models and examples to copy.  Do you have people who have shown such “goodness” that you wished to be as they are?

May the light of God give us hope and the Power of God protect us.
May the light of God give us joy and the Peace of God calm us.
May the Light of God give us faith and the Grace of God fill us
this day and forevermore. Amen.

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