Sunday, September 21, 2014
15th Sunday of Pentecost
Liturgy: With One Voice, Setting #5
- 9:30 a.m. Worship in the sancturary
- 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Hour
in the lounge
- 11:00 a.m. Sunday School upstairs
- 11:00 a.m. Adult Forum in the chapel
- 11:00 a.m. Bible Study in the library
- 11:00 a.m. Quilters in Room 208
- Jonah 3:10-4:11
- Philippians 1:21-30
- Matthew 20:1-16
September Special Offering:
Elizabeth Gregory Home
9:30 AM Worship. Celebrate our Christian faith through a variety of liturgies and music throughout the year. We celebrate Communion every Sunday.
10:30 AM Fellowship. Join us in the lounge for coffee, treats and friendly conversation.
11:00 AM Education. Adults explore a variety of topics covering spirituality, current events and social issues affecting us locally and worldwide. Children & Youth participate in Sunday School.
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Professional nursery care is provided every Sunday morning for children through kindergarten or any age as needed.
- Newsletter 1
September 7 is the start of Sunday School and is the First Sunday Food Drive. Bring your non-perishable food items for donation to the University District Food Bank. On September 11 there will be a meeting for parents about the ELCA National Youth Gathering. We will meet with other churches at St. John's United. Read progress reports on the Capital Campaign and the Organ Restoration. Plus there are events for Youth and Young Adults coming up as well as reports on the Seattle Pride Parade and the youth trip to Campbell Farm. Plus much more!Read Newsletter
- Recent Sermons 2
September 7, 2014
In Jesus' Name
When we are faced with someone who has sinned against us, our pride can take over our actions very quickly and justify our resolve that until the other person is truly contrite, admits his or her sin, makes an apology, and promises never to sin against me in this way again will I be willing to forgive that person. So, let me ask you, “In this situation, who has sinned—the person who initially sinned against the other person, or the person who intentionally is withholding forgiveness until the other person has done everything right to earn this forgiveness?”Read Sermon
August 31, 2014
Perhaps We're All a Little Bit Satan
Perhaps we’re all a little bit of the devil. In our Gospel lesson today, Peter is doing one of the things he does best and not getting it. This time it is a little surprising because just last week, a few versus up, he seemed to get it when he declared Jesus the Christ and the Son of the living God. Now however, Peter objects to the very idea of Jesus needing to die. “Get behind me Satan! You are a stone that could make me stumble, for you are not thinking God’s thoughts but human thoughts!” This is Peter, the rock on whom Jesus’s church is to be built, and he is called Satan! If Peter is Satan, thinking human thoughts and not godly thoughts, then perhaps we’re all a bit of Satan.Read Sermon
- Upcoming Events 3
The church office will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. Choir Rehearsal begins on Thursday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join us in making a joyful noise to God! Sunday, September 7 is Rally Sunday! Sunday School will begin again. We are also planning a Parent Sunday School night so stay tuned for more details! September 7 is also Food Bank Sunday. Don't forget to bring you non-perishable food donation for the University District Food Bank. We do this the first Sunday of every month to help our neighbors in the U Distirct.
September 26 – Up Your Ave in U District
October 4 – Fall Rummage Sale
October 4 – Octoberfest Potluck
October 10 – Youth to Sounder game