The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost September 24, 2023

As we gather for worship this Sunday

What a crazy way to run a business! In the parable Jesus tells us this Sunday, the boss doesn’t seem to treat his workers fairly at all. No wonder they file a grievance through the union! (sort of). But God’s kingdom is a surprise. It’s a gift, not income. It’s calculated on the basis of grace, not how long or hard we work. And it’s always more than we deserve!

Readings:  Isaiah 55:6-9      Philippians 1:12–14, 19–30      Matthew 20:1–16

Music:   Their Stolen Children Have Been Found      This is the Gospel of Christ     
Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling      Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us     
In My Life, Lord, Be Glorified      With the Lord, Begin Your Task

Service Times:
Bible Study: 9:00-10:00
Sunday Service: 10:00
Coffee and Fellowship after Service

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Next Week and Beyond

Sunday September 24 10:00 AM Worship
Wednesday – Friday. 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Church office open
Wednesday, September 27 8:30 AM Elders meeting
Wednesday, 10:30 AM “Refresh Your Faith” Bible study #3 (fellowship room)
Wednesday, 11:45 AM “Ladies Luncheon” (Smitty’s, Parksville)
Thursday, September 28 1:00 PM “Single Gals Club” (at the church)
Saturday, September. 30 4:00 – 6:00 PM Neighbourhood BBQ (in church parking lot), see below

Coming Up Fast

The Parables of Jesus Bible study begins THIS Sunday (September 24)

Each week we’ll read and discuss one of those powerful little stories Jesus used to teach us about God’s kingdom.  On September 24: “What is a parable, anyway?”

The Refresh My Faith Bible study continues on Wednesday mornings, 10:30 – 11:45 AM, in the fellowship room.  This is a great chance to “reload” your understanding of your faith, as God lays it out in the Bible.  If you want to prepare, please pick up the little booklet that includes Luther’s Small Catechism, outside Carol’s office. Next week (Sept. 28) we’ll be discussing the Apostles’ Creed.

Sunday Sermon

Neighbourhood / Congregational Barbeque

Thanks to Jeanette and Sylvia for showing up last Saturday afternoon and sharing the word with our neighbours that the BBQ had been postponed. We look forward to welcoming them back for “BBQ 2.0” Saturday, September 30, once again from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Let’s mark our calendars and pray that the Lord will bring our plans to fruition, for the sake of His ministry within our wider community.

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