Sunday, Oct 7, 2018

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”  Those words, penned by Sir Walter Scott, could easily describe Jacob’s life.  It seems that almost all of the major events in his life involve deception: either he is deceiving, being used as a pawn in a plot of deception, or he is being deceived.  This week, the pattern continues as we journey through the book of Genesis.  Please join us Sunday morning at 9:00 in our usual room as we worship, learn, and celebrate Holy Communion together.

We don’t have a lector or treater this week (that I recall anyway), so please reply if you’re able to help out.  The readings for this week are:

Genesis 29:31-30:43

Psalm 103:1-14

2 Corinthians 4 – the whole chapter

Matthew 6:19-34

Calendar items of special note:

October 7 – 10:45 am – meet at Bethany to discuss issues related to the orphanage in Tanuku

October 7-10 – LCMC Annual Gathering in Des Moines – we will be providing a communion station for BOTH Sunday night and Wednesday morning – I have attached instructions from Mark Vander Tuig for you if you’re able to help out with communion

November 10 – Iowa LCMC Gathering at Zion in Des Moines (Beaverdale)

 In your prayers this week:

The Tjernagels in Spain; Pastors Duggi, Swen, David, Dake, Moksha, Peter, Jonathan, and Jayasingh as they minister in India

Janis and Ieva Diekonts, Don Richman, and David Breidenbach as they conduct mission work in Latvia and other parts of eastern Europe.
The people of South Sudan and Ethiopia as civil war continues to rage – and for the South Sudanese Christians who have been forced to flee to Ethiopia

The children and staff at the Bethany-Good Shepherd Orphanage in Tanuku.  PLEASE prayerfully consider whether you could help out with a donation to help out the orphanage.

The members of the Lutheran Church in Gudipadu, Andhra Pradesh, as they rebuild their church.  Pastor Duggi is beginning a ministry to help aging women in their village.  Support of all kinds is needed.

Our nation and its leaders – for a return to God and the values on which this country was built

I pray that the rest of your week goes well, and I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday at 9:00 am.

 

Blessings,

 

Scott

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