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You can glance at this list to see what’s up for this next Sunday, or read through for a sense of the flow and movement and meaning in our Sundays and seasons in the church.


October & November 2022

ORDINARY TIME


We are wrapping up the second half of the church year, continuing until Advent. This is “ordinary time.” That word is not to mean “commonplace” but rather “ordered time.” Instead of being focused on festivals, we now enter a sequential or ordered time as we walk thru the gospel. Sundays are now described as “after Pentecost.” 



Sunday October 2, 2022 - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:30 am Worship and Live-stream, 11:00 am Worship

We begin our Fall Series, BIG RESULTS from Tiny Starts. In our first week, we look at Faith. Jesus tells us that just a tiny faith, the size of a tiny mustard seed, is enough to do great things. But is faith about our abilities, or do we have faith in God’s ability and character? And faith is not something we hold on to. Our reading from Second Timothy speaks of a faith shared from grandmother to mother to son.


SATURDAY October 8 – Blessing of the Animals

11:00am In the Parking Lot

This short outdoor worship service and blessing connects with the commemoration of St. Francis (October 4), and celebrates our animal companions.


Sunday October 9, 2022 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:30 am Worship and Live-stream, 11:00 am Worship

We continue our Fall Series, BIG RESULTS from Tiny Starts. This week, we see God’s saving work being worked out thru the words of a little servant girl, and another servant – the “little people.” Faith and gratitude are revealed to Jesus by a foreign leper. Everyone’s gifts are important.


Sunday October 16, 2022 - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:30 am Worship and Live-stream, 11:00 am Worship

We continue our Fall Series, BIG RESULTS from Tiny Starts. This time, we start with a tiny hope. Jesus tells a story of a widow and a powerful judge. Hopeless? And our first reading is the scoundrel Jacob trying to wrestle with God. Hopeless? And yet from both stories comes Hope, and blessing.

We will celebrate a baptism at our 8:30am service.


Sunday October 23, 2022 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

8:30 am Worship and Live-stream, 11:00 am Worship

We conclude our Fall Series, BIG RESULTS from Tiny Starts. This time we have the story of someone who is small in stature, and looked down on by religious people. And yet this person, Zacchaeus, is transformed by his encounter with Jesus, and becomes a source of big, big blessings.

We are using texts appointed for Pentecost 21.


Sunday October 30, 2022 - Reformation Sunday, CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

8:30 am Worship and Live-stream, 11:00 am Worship

This special commemoration is always celebrated on the last Sunday in October. This is specifically tied to Luther’s Oct. 31, 1517 posting of the 95 Theses (95 questions and statements proposed for debate in the church). More generally, it is a celebration of the Reformation, of our heritage as Lutheran Christians, and of the gifts and perspectives we offer to the larger church.

In addition to the Reformation Themes, sixteen youth will be confirmed, some at each service. And as a wonderful reminder of the fact that Confirmation is “saying yes to our baptism,” one of those youth who has not yet been baptized will be baptized and then confirmed, as God acts, and then she affirms (or confirms) that relationship.


Sunday November 6, 2022 - All Saints Sunday

8:30 am Worship and Live-stream, 11:00 am Worship

This annual festival is always observed on the first Sunday in November. We consider the inspiration and encouragement of the “Saints departed,” those who have gone before us. And we pause to remember and give thanks. It is an emotional day, but also a day of inspiration and faith.



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