WPC Warm Up, September 26, 2016
This Sunday, October 2, is World Communion Sunday. Christians around the world will be sharing the bread and cup of the Lord's Supper, as we will here at Westminster. We will also be receiving the Peace & Global Witness Offering. This year's offering theme is "Come to the Table of Peace." Our gifts will help peoples of our land and world face life's "wilderness" with assistance offered to immigrants, mission coworkers, overseas programs, and support for our Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.
The lectionary Gospel readings take us to Luke this fall, so our new sermon series in the upcoming weeks is entitled, "Looking at Luke." This Sunday's lessons are Lamentations 1:1–6,3:22–23 and Luke 17:5–10. After briefly considering the cries of ancient Judah in exile in the midst of God's faithfulness, we will be looking with Jesus at an unusual parable about a master and servant. Where and when may we be "useful and dutiful servants of God, our Master?"
Finally, on this World Communion Sunday I invite you to wear something (or bring a picture) that represents another part of God's diverse world. But wait...there's more! If you can offer the Lord's Prayer in another language, we invite you to do so during the Lord's Prayer part of our service. Please make your way to the sides of the Sanctuary as you pray aloud in your language with the rest of the congregation. If you can help in this way, please reply by return email and let my assistant, Kathy Josselyn, know the language you will be using. Please reply by 3:00 on Friday.
So much is going on this Sunday. We may even be hearing from our brand new Children's Choir!
See you in church.
Pastor Charles Svendsen