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Gospel Text for October 2, 2016     20th Sunday After Pentecost
Luke 17:5-10
5The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" 6The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
          7Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, 'Come here at once and take your place at the table'? 8Would you not rather say to him, 'Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink'? 9Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? 10So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, 'We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!'"
Gospel Text for September 25, 2016     19th Sunday After Pentecost
Luke 16:19-31
[Jesus said:] 19"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. 23In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. 24He called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.' 25But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. 26Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.' 27He said, 'Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father's house-28for I have five brothers-that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.' 29Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.' 30He said, 'No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' 31He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"
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2016 Date: September 11, 2016
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Thu. 29th
5:45pm Weight Watchers meeting
6:45pm Disciple Class
Fri. 30th
6:30am Men at the Inn 2
Sat. 1st
Sun. 2nd
20th Sunday after Pentecost
8:15am Chapel Choir rehearsal
9:00am Holy Communion
10:15am Fellowship/SS/LYO
Schedule for September 25 - October 2
Sun. 25th
19th Sunday after Pentecost
10:00am Worship
11:00am Dinner/Fellowship
Mon. 26th
6:30pm Men's Bible Study
Tues. 27th
2:45pm Disciple Class
Wed. 28th
5:30pm 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation
5:30pm LYO
7:00pm Chapel Choir rehearsal
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