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Readings, Announcements for October 24, 2021

Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church
Sunday Service each week at 9:00 AM, 2609 West Broadway,  and on Facebook LIVE



Pentecost +22

October 24, 2021
First Reading: Jeremiah 31:7-9
Psalm:  Psalm 126
Second Reading: Hebrews 7:23-28
Gospel Lesson:  Mark 10:46-52
               
THIS WEEK at a GLANCE: 
Sunday October 24
Service of the Word --   9:00 AM,  in person and on Facebook Live;
      followed by Service of the Sacrament* with the Lord's Supper;
   (Communion is not part of the FB Live broadcast --
         please contact Pastor Lou if you are not attending in person
        and would like to arrange to have communion.
Tuesday October 26 Confirmation:  6:00 PM, in homes
Wednesday October 27 Bible History study:  7:00 - 8:30 PM, fellowship hall
Thursday October 28 Table Talk -- drop in/out anytime between 5-7 PM, fellowship hall

> Keeping these in our Prayers:
   Sharon and her niece Lily, for comfort and peace at the death of Sharon's sister, Anne;
   
Gordon E.  hospitalized this week; balancing covid & congestive heart failure treatments;
   Peggy M., for comfort and peace following the death of several close friend or family members recently;
   
Kenneth & Kelly (Debbie's dad & cousin), at the death of Debbie's Aunt Irene, 10/22;
   Evie E., at home; in gratitude for no pain as she waits on the Lord's time;
   For the healing of our country and all citizens during these times of unease, disease, and unrest;

EECMY churches, pastors, and students we support in Ethiopia, brutal events & persecutions in civil war;
   Christians in Afghanistan;
  
   Those who need healing from covid-19 infection:
       
Alex & Walker (grand- and greatgrandsons of Shirley M.);
        Curtis R. & Gordon E.

   Those who may be struggling with depression or loneliness;
> Friends and Family battling Cancer:  
   Don W-est, stage 4 cancer, chemotherapy treatments;
   John Schaf-r, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis; chemotherapy treatments for monthly for 6 months;
   Kaitlin (Dawn V. granddaughter), that thyroid cancer surgery follow-ups wipe it out;
   Carol (Mike L-hou's daughter-in-law);
   Sharon K., (Pastor Hesse's second cousin), stage IV esophageal cancer;
  
Grant C., (Kelli's friend's son, age 6), chemotherapy week 5 -- embryonal rhabdomysarcoma;
   Elijah T, age 5, (nephew of Malea), recently diagnosed with leukemia; chemotherapy has begun;
   Wayne R., (friend of the Bensons, businessman & former ML mayor);
   Jackie L. (wife of Stan's friend Mark --Basin Propane), needing a miracle after stage 4 liver cancer diagnosis;
   Emma, (14 yr old daughter of Norm's friend Bob Tatum);  
   Carol G., (friend of Ila and Charlene), multiple myeloma;
   Emily, (friend of Kelli), brain cancer, frontal lobe;
   Aliyah  (Ila's 3-yr old niece) and  Bill, (brother of John Schafer), both with glioblastoma brain cancer.   

> Those who mourn the loss of loved ones;
      especially the Garretts, Wayne, the Robillards, Conahans, Neustels, LeMasters, Hesses, Blazers, Tuckers;
>Friends and family members who struggle with addictions of various kinds,
>Expectant mothers (and fathers!) -- and for those who would like to be; especial
ly Lexi & Caleb;
>Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially
Darby & Talen; Glen & Erika; Gaige & Danielle;
> Thanks, Blessings, and Praises
  -- Congratulations & blessings blessings on Holly (Blaz-r) & Michael Clune, married October 16;
       --  for healthy grandchild #5 for Jeff & Delone -- Lillianne Marie, born to son Caleb & wife Miriam in Munich,Germany;
       -- Happy Birthday this week  to
Norm B. (10/30); and Harold H.., (10/26);
      -- Celebrating the anniversary of our first service at this location on W. Broadway (10/27/2013)l
       -- thankful for improved eyesight for Joe Mo-riss;

>
Continued Prayers for:
     Active military & law enforcement (especially Jonathan P., Olaf M., Brady E., Jordan M., Luke S., Logan H.;  * Justin E, Jeff W, David H;  Riley C;
      
Evie and Charlene at home;  
Vicki G at Columbia Crest  -  Joe Morr-ss  --Jake & Jennifer (Charlene's daughter, grandson)  -  Julie Reyn-lds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) -  Joe M., Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh - Rev. Steve My-rs (in Spokane).

Reformation and All Saints Feast & Fellowship
After missing last year, we plan to again hold our annual Reformation and All Saints Feast and Fellowship dinner on Sunday, October 31.  We will begin at 12:30 PM, to allow time for those who need to prepare food and change clothes at home after the Sunday service to be able to do so, as oven/refrig. space at the church is limited. Join us if you can, there is always plenty of favorite family recipes that show up.  Check the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall to ensure a well-rounded menu!

Operation Christmas Child Boxes
If you would like to fill a shoebox for a child in a far-off place, you can start shopping or saving up items now.  Boxes are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall, or use your one shoe-sized box.  The collection deadline to return boxes to Living Word is Wednesday, November 17.  You can deliver diretly to Lake City Foursquare Church in Moses Lake until Sunday Nov. 21 -- schedule as posted, or contact Debbie for collection hours at Lake City during the week of Nov. 15 - 21.    There is a "Build a box online" option again this year -- these boxes will be sent into "restricted" countries where other shoeboxes are not allowed in (Barbie dolls aren't allowed in Muslim areas, for instance).


Update on Sanctuary Chairs
Fabric has been ordered to recover the oldest of our sanctuary chairs.  This is not a difficult job but takes a little time and some teamwork.  If you can run a screwdriver, staple gun, and/or scissors, then this might be a job you are qualified for!  Reply to this email if you might have a few free days in November/December, and we'll let you know when the fabric has arrived!  --which should be in mid-November, we are told.


Luther Lines
This is not a Martin Luther quote, but a good thought just the same:
"Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but peace in difficulties." [--
often credited to C.S. Lewis, but not found in his published writings.]

Agnus Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Agnus Day appears with the permission of  www. agnusday. org"

Attendance last Sunday; October 17, 2021:  40
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A Note from the Pastor: Blind Bartemaeus

Gospel text, Pentecost +22:  Mark 10:46-52                                                                                   October 22, 2021       

BARTIMAEUS

        This week's gospel reading concerns Jesus' healing of blind Bartimaeus as he is leaving Jericho preparing to go up to Jerusalem.  There is much to learn from this short narrative.  The blind beggar Bartimaeus hears a commotion and asks what is going on.  Curiosity is a good gift of God.  When told that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, he cried out for Jesus to have mercy on him.  Another good thing -- cry out to the Lord when you have a chance.  When told to be quiet by the crowd, he persisted all the more.  Another good move on his part -- the Lord loves a persistent prayer.  Bartimaeus is rewarded for his persistence.  Jesus turns and calls him to himself and asks him what he can do for him.  The blind man does not hold back, "Rabbi, let me recover my sight."  Jesus, being "gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love," grants his request with "Your faith has made you well."  Jesus is, of course, his faith -- Bartimaeus' faith.  Bartimaeus gratefully follows Jesus as Jesus continues on his way.  Such is the narrative. 

        Today, however, I ponder something more here.  Of all of Jesus' healings in the scripture, if I am not mistaken, only Lazarus and Bartimaeus are known by name.  Usually a dead girl is raised, a little girl is healed, a lame man is made to walk, a widow's son is raised -- this is how the narratives go.  But Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus, is healed of his blindness.  I believe there is more to learn here.  In the original language, Bar is the equivalent of "son."  Simon Peter is called Simon Bar Jonah (Simon, son of John) at Matthew 16:17.  One of the disciples is Bartholomew (son of Ptolemy).  Much like in Scandinavia, Ed Nelson would be known as Ed, son of Nels.  Many languages have this naming structure;  Fitz- in Irish, O'- in Irish, -son in Swedish and Norwegian, -sen in Danish, -vich in Russian, etc.

        In our text this week the name is a redundancy.  We have a blind beggar "Son of Timaeus" identified as "the son of Timaeus."  I and others wonder why. When scripture doubles up on a phrase or even a word it is a call to pay special attention.  I believe the author has made a not-so-subtle comment on the predominant mode of thinking common in the culture to which he was speaking.  Greek philosophy is the basis for most western European thought.  Socrates, his pupil Plato, and Plato's pupil Aristotle developed Greek philosophy and thought to such a fine degree that many modern philosophers will say current philosophical musings are simply reiterations of what Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle thought through centuries ago.

        Greek philosophy has come down to us in the writings of Plato and Aristotle.  One of Plato's most important works is Timaeus.  In this work, Plato gives people Socrates' and Plato's thinking on God and the creation.  All three philosophers recognize there is a God.  Aristotle will call him "the unmoved mover."  Much of modern western thought owes a great deal to these philosophers.  But I am convinced that Mark, through the character of a blind beggar who is the son of Timaeus, is telling us that systems of thoughts and beliefs without Jesus of Nazareth, Son of David, remain blind to the true God; and the ultimate true God who is revealed in this man Jesus the Messiah.  The Holy Spirit opens our ears so we can see Jesus. 

        Believing in Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah is truly seeing clearly.  That may be the most important lesson from the story of blind Bartimaeus.

            Remember Whose you are,

                    Pastor Lou

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Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost -- sermon audio/service video -- October 17, 2021

Pentecost +21, year B -- "We Can't Earn It"

First Reading:      Ecclesiastes 5:10-20
Psalm:                  Psalm 119:9-16
Second Reading:  Hebrews 4:1-13 (14-16)
Gospel Reading:  Mark 10:23-31

Podcast -- Sermon audio only -- 10.17.2021   (Available online for 90 days)

Facebook LIVE video -- 10.17.2021 service

"Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License # A-715845. All rights reserved.

Today's hymns:
  ReC      70     God's Word Is Our Great Heritage
    ReC 235     Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways
    ReC   14    Love Divine, All Loves Excelling       
    ReC 253    My Life Flows On In Endless Song
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Readings, Announcements for October 17, 2021

Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church
Sunday Service each week at 9:00 AM, 2609 West Broadway,  and on Facebook LIVE



Pentecost +21

October 17, 2021
First Reading: Ecclesiastes 5:10-20
Psalm:  Psalm 119:9-16
Second Reading: Hebrews 4:1-13 (14-16)
Gospel Lesson:  Mark 10:23-31
             
THIS WEEK at a GLANCE: 
Sunday October 17
Service of the Word --   9:00 AM,  in person and on Facebook Live;
      followed by Service of the Sacrament* with the Lord's Supper;
   (Communion is not part of the FB Live broadcast --
         please contact Pastor Lou if you are not attending in person
       and would like to arrange to have communion.
Tuesday October 19 Confirmation:  6:00 PM, in homes
Wednesday October 20 Bible History study:  7:00 - 8:30 PM, fellowship hall
Thursday October 21 Table Talk -- drop in/out anytime between 5-7 PM, fellowship hall

> Keeping these in our Prayers:
  Anne and Bob G., & Anne's mom, Monica, for peace and comfort at the death of Anne's father, Ralph, on 10/1;
    Anne (Sharon's sister), hospitalized with several very serious health complications;
   
Shirley M.,  for quick healing after taking a tumble at home;
    Alex & Walker (grand- and greatgrandsons of Shirley M.), swift healing from covid infection;
    For the healing of our country and all citizens during these times of unease, disease, and unrest;

EECMY churches, pastors, and students we support in Ethiopia, brutal events & persecutions in civil war;
  Christians in Afghanistan;
  
  Those who may be struggling with depression or loneliness;
> Friends and Family battling Cancer:  
  John Schaf-r, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis; chemotherapy treatments for monthly for 6 months;
  Kaitlin (Dawn V. granddaughter), that thyroid cancer surgery follow-ups wipe it out;
  Carol (Mike L-hou's daughter-in-law);
  Sharon K., (Pastor Hesse's second cousin), stage IV esophageal cancer;
 
Grant C., (Kelli's friend's son, age 6), chemotherapy week 5 -- embryonal rhabdomysarcoma;
  Elijah T, age 5, (nephew of Malea), recently diagnosed with leukemia; chemotherapy has begun;
  Wayne R., (friend of the Bensons, businessman & former ML mayor);
  Jackie L. (wife of Stan's friend Mark --Basin Propane), needing a miracle after stage 4 liver cancer diagnosis;
  Emma, (14 yr old daughter of Norm's friend Bob Tatum);  
  Carol G., (friend of Ila and Charlene), multiple myeloma;
  Emily, (friend of Kelli), brain cancer, frontal lobe;
  Aliyah  (Ila's 3-yr old niece) and  Bill, (brother of John Schafer), both with glioblastoma brain cancer.   

> Those who mourn the loss of loved ones;
     especially the Garretts, Wayne, the Robillards, Conahans, Neustels, LeMasters, Hesses, Blazers, Tuckers;
>Friends and family members who struggle with addictions of various kinds,
>Expectant mothers (and fathers!) -- and for those who would like to be; especial
ly Lexi & Caleb;
>Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially
Darby & Talen; Glen & Erika; Gaige & Danielle;
> Thanks, Blessings, and Praises
-- Congratulations & blessings blessings on Holly Blazer & Michael Clune, who will be married October 16 at the Blazer home;
       --  Happy Birthday this week  to
Wendy S. (10/18); and Michele B., (10/22);
>Continued Prayers for:
    Active military & law enforcement (especially Jonathan P., Olaf M., Brady E., Jordan M., Luke S., Logan H.;  * Justin E, Jeff W, David H;  Riley C;
      
Evie and Charlene at home;  Gordon at Brookdale/Hearthstone - 
Vicki G at Columbia Crest  -  Joe Morr-ss  --Jake & Jennifer (Charlene's daughter, grandson)  -  Julie Reyn-lds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) -  Joe M., Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh - Rev. Steve My-rs (in Spokane).

Reformation and All Saints Feast and Fellowship Potluck
After missing last year, we plan to again hold our annual Reformation and All Saints Feast and Fellowship potluck dinner on October 31.  We will begin at 12:30 PM, to allow time for those who need to prepare food and change clothes at home after the Sunday service to be able to do so.  Join us if you can, there is always plenty of food.  Check the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

UPDATE FROM BRENNA
Now teaching again, in Kona, HI -- Read it online here:
Grace and Commitment


Operation Christmas Child Boxes
If you would like to fill a shoebox for a child in a far-off place, you can start shopping or saving up items now.  We will have some boxes and ideas in the next few weeks;  collection deadline is mid-November.
--or-- there is a "Build a box online" option again this year.

Luther Lines
"Our faith in Christ does not free us from works, but from false opinions concerning works, that is, from the foolish presumption that justification is acquired by works." 
--Martin Luther, Treatise on Christian Liberty (1520)

Agnus Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Agnus Day appears with the permission of  www. agnusday. org"

Attendance last Sunday; October 10, 2021:  58
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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost -- sermon audio/service video -- October 10, 2021

Pentecost +20, year B -- "Treasure in Heaven"

First Reading:      Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
Psalm:                  Psalm 90:12-17
Second Reading:  Hebrews 3:12-19
Gospel Reading:  Mark 10:17-22

Podcast -- Sermon audio only -- 10.10.2021   (Available online for 90 days)

Facebook LIVE video -- 10.10.2021 service

"Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License # A-715845. All rights reserved.

Today's hymns:
  ReC 154   Alleluia!  Sing to Jesus
    ReC   182     Is It True?
    ReC 45      O Jesus, Let My Eyes Be Opened
    ReC 35       We Praise You, O God
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Readings, Announcements for October 10, 2021

Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church
Sunday Service each week at 9:00 AM, 2609 West Broadway,  and on Facebook LIVE


[Jesus said], “You lack one thing ...  come, follow me.”    -- Mark 10:21b


Pentecost +20

October 10, 2021
First Reading: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
Psalm:  Psalm 90:12-17
Second Reading: Hebrews 3:12-19
Gospel Lesson:  Mark 10:17-22
             
THIS WEEK at a GLANCE: 
Saturday October 9 Arlene L-wson Memorial -- 11 AM, Our Savior's, Ephrata
  Crossroads Fundraiser banquet -- seating at 5:30 PM, Grant County           Fairgrounds 4-H building (enter via main gate)
Sunday October 10
Service of the Word --   9:00 AM,  in person and on Facebook Live;
      followed by Service of the Sacrament* with the Lord's Supper;
   (Communion is not part of the FB Live broadcast --
         please contact Pastor Lou if you are not attending in person
       and would like to arrange to have communion.
Monday October 11 Confirmation:  (date change), 6 PM at Neustel's house
Wednesday October 13 >> No Bible History study:  Pastor Lou at Idaho conference
Thursday October 14 >> No Table Talk -- Pastor at Idaho pastor conference
Saturday October 16 Holly Blazer wedding -- at the Blazer home

> Keeping these in our Prayers:
  Wayne L., for peace and comfort at the death of his wife, Arlene, on Sunday 9/19; service at 11 AM Oct. 9, at
        Our Savior's Lutheran church LCMS, Ephrata
 
Anne and Bob G., & Anne's mom, Monica, for peace and comfort at the death of Anne's father, Ralph, on Thursday, 9/30;
    Anne (Sharon's sister), hospitalized with several very serious health complications;
   
Shirley M.,  quick healing after a fall at home;
    Alex and Walker (grand- and greatgrandsons of Shirley M.), swift healing from covid infection;
    For the healing of our country and all citizens during these times of unease, disease, and unrest;

EECMY churches, pastors, and students we support in Ethiopia, brutal events & persecutions in civil war;
  Christians in Afghanistan;
  
  Those who may be struggling with depression or loneliness;
> Friends and Family battling Cancer:  
  John Schaf-r, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis; chemotherapy treatments for monthly for 6 months;
  Kaitlin (Dawn V. granddaughter), that thyroid cancer surgery follow-ups wipe it out;
  Carol (Mike L-hou's daughter-in-law);
  Sharon K., (Pastor Hesse's second cousin), stage IV esophageal cancer;
 
Grant C., (Kelli's friend's son, age 6), chemotherapy week 5 -- embryonal rhabdomysarcoma;
  Elijah T, age 5, (nephew of Malea), recently diagnosed with leukemia; chemotherapy has begun;
  Wayne R., (friend of the Bensons, businessman & former ML mayor);
  Jackie L. (wife of Stan's friend Mark --Basin Propane), needing a miracle after stage 4 liver cancer diagnosis;
  Emma, (14 yr old daughter of Norm's friend Bob Tatum);  
  Carol G., (friend of Ila and Charlene), multiple myeloma;
  Emily, (friend of Kelli), brain cancer, frontal lobe;
  Aliyah  (Ila's 3-yr old niece) and  Bill, (brother of John Schafer), both with glioblastoma brain cancer.   

> Those who mourn the loss of loved ones;
     especially the Garretts, Wayne, the Robillards, Conahans, Neustels, LeMasters, Hesses, Blazers, Tuckers;
>Friends and family members who struggle with addictions of various kinds,
>Expectant mothers (and fathers!) -- and for those who would like to be; especial
ly Lexi & Caleb;
>Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially
Darby & Talen; Glen & Erika; Gaige & Danielle;
> Thanks, Blessings, and Praises
-- Congratulations to Josh & AmandaStucky, united in marriage on Oct. 8;
     --  Many blessings on Holly Blazer & Michael Clune, who will be married October 16 at the Blazer home;
       --  Happy Birthday this week  to
Jesse Garza (10/12),
     --  Happy Annivesary to Norm & Linda (10/9)
>
Continued Prayers for:
    Active military & law enforcement (especially Jonathan P., Olaf M., Brady E., Jordan M., Luke S., Logan H.;  * Justin E, Jeff W, David H;  Riley C;
      
Evie and Charlene at home;  Gordon at Brookdale/Hearthstone - 
Vicki G at Columbia Crest  -  Joe Morr-ss  --Jake & Jennifer (Charlene's daughter, grandson)  -  Julie Reyn-lds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) -  Joe M., Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh - Rev. Steve My-rs (in Spokane).

Reformation and All Saints Feast and Fellowship Potluck
After missing last year, we plan to again hold our annual Reformation and All Saints Feast and Fellowship potluck dinner on October 31 at 12:30 PM, to allow time for those who need to prepare food and change clothes at home after the Sunday service.

Pastor Conference
    While in South Dakota last week for the Augsburg Lutheran Churches pastor conference, Pastor Lou was invited to attend a gathering of the Southern Idaho pastors, at which one of his ILT seminary teachers will be presenting, October 12-14.  All LW classes (confirmation, History, and Table Talk) are cancelled this week due to his being out of town for that conference.  There is no cell phone service at this camp location, unfortunately; internet is spotty.  Sorry for the inconvenience!


UPDATE FROM BRENNA
Read it online here: Grace and Commitment

Agnus Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Agnus Day appears with the permission of  www. agnusday. org"

Attendance last Sunday; October 3, 2021:  53
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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost -- service video/sermon audio -- October 3, 2021

Pentecost +19, year B -- "Teaching Sinners Like Us"

First Reading:      Genesis 2:18-25
Psalm:                  Psalm 128
Second Reading:  Hebrews 2:1-13 (14-18)
Gospel Reading:  Mark 10:2-16

Podcast -- Sermon audio only -- 10.03.2021   (Available online for 90 days)

Facebook LIVE video -- 10.03.2021 service

"Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License # A-715845. All rights reserved.

Today's hymns:
    ReC   197  O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
  WoV    749  When Love Is Found
  WoV    748   Bind Us Together
  ReC      90    I Love Your Kingdom, Lord
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Coming Soon!                                                                                                                                                                                                     10.02.2021  

             

He who testifies to these things says,
“Surely I am coming soon."  Amen.  Come, Lord Jesus!

Revelation 22:20

                  We have come to the end of the task that I set before myself -- to examine all of the "Truly I say unto you" passages from the New Testament. In all of these statements we have looked at, Jesus reverses the Jewish worship order. The "Amen" in Jewish worship normally comes as the closing "this is most certainly true" statement from the people as they hear and accept the Word of the Lord from the Lord himself or from his priests and prophets. By making an emphatic "Amen" or "Amen, Amen" the first word out of his mouth, our Lord Jesus and those who recorded his words are telling us to pay attention and remember what follows immediately. It is my true hope that you have found this exercise as enlightening and edifying as I have. Thanks to all for your encouragement and feedback as I have endeavored to finish this task.

          I felt it was only fitting to close this effort with one last statement from Jesus found outside the Gospels.  While not a "truly" statement, it is an emphatic one from our Lord that bears repeating, remembering, and contemplating.  After shepherding the author John through a series of apocalyptic visions and scenes, the Lord closes with this statement, "Surely I am coming soon."  And our response is Amen, just as any other worshiper would respond to the word of the Lord.

          Hearing this word from Jesus, our first thought may be to doubt the truthfulness of what is said.  It has been nearly 2000 years since Jesus ascended into heaven in the sight of his disciples.  Two thousand years is a long time -- to us.  But what is 2000 years to an eternal being?   2 Peter 3:8 reminds us "But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."  So with an eternal notion of time, we can say that Jesus ascended 2 days ago.  "Returning soon" takes on a whole different layer of meaning when we think in terms of eternity.  If one thousand years equals one day in an eternal mindset, perhaps we should allow the Lord at least a week (7000 years) before giving up on his returning soon!

          The Lord will return when and where he wills.  He has promised.  He does not lie (Psalm 118).  So when Jesus states, "Surely, I am returning soon," we can respond  "Amen [truly], come Lord Jesus."

          Remember we belong to Him -- forever -- Amen.

          Pastor Lou

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Readings, Announcements for October 3, 2021

Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church
Sunday Service each week at 9:00 AM, 2609 West Broadway,  and on Facebook LIVE



Pentecost +19

October 3, 2021
First Reading: Genesis 2:18-25
Psalm:  Psalm 128
Second Reading: Hebrews 2:1-13 (14-18)
Gospel Lesson:  Mark 10:2-16
               
THIS WEEK at a GLANCE: 
Sunday October 3

Service of the Word --   9:00 AM,  in person and on Facebook Live;
      followed by Service of the Sacrament* with the Lord's Supper;
   (Communion is not part of the FB Live broadcast --
         please contact Pastor Lou if you are not attending in person
        and would like to arrange to have communion.
Tuesday October 5 Confirmation class:  6:00 PM  (in homes)
Wednesday October 6 (Possible Table Talk alternative date/time -- 5 - 7 PM , drop in)
Bible History study:  7:00 - 830 PM, fellowship hall
Thursday October 7 >> No Table Talk -- Pastor at wedding rehearsal in Wenatchee
Friday October 8 Wedding:  Josh & Amanda Stucky (Wenatchee venue)
Saturday October 9 (Probable date of memorial service for Arlene Lawson, at Our Savior's, Ephrata)
Crossroads Resource Center banquet,  6 PM,  Fairgrounds 4-H bldg

> Keeping these in our Prayers:
   Wayne L., for peace and comfort at the death of his wife, Arlene, on Sunday 9/19;
  
Anne and Bob G., & Anne's mom, Monica, for peace and comfort at the death of Anne's father, Ralph, on Thursday, 9/30;
   
For the healing of our country and all citizens during these times of unease, disease, and unrest;
EECMY churches, pastors, and students we support in Ethiopia, brutal events & persecutions in civil war;
   Christians in Afghanistan;
  
   Those who may be struggling with depression or loneliness;
> Friends and Family battling Cancer:  
   John Schaf-r, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis; chemotherapy treatments for monthly for 6 months;
   Kaitlin (Dawn V. granddaughter), that thyroid cancer surgery follow-ups wipe it out;
   Carol (Mike L-hou's daughter-in-law);
   Sharon K., (Pastor Hesse's second cousin), stage IV esophageal cancer;
  
Grant C., (Kelli's friend's son, age 6), chemotherapy week 5 -- embryonal rhabdomysarcoma;
   Elijah T, age 5, (nephew of Malea), recently diagnosed with leukemia; chemotherapy has begun;
   Wayne R., (friend of the Bensons, businessman & former ML mayor);
   Jackie L. (wife of Stan's friend Mark --Basin Propane), needing a miracle after stage 4 liver cancer diagnosis;
   Emma, (14 yr old daughter of Norm's friend Bob Tatum);  
   Carol G., (friend of Ila and Charlene), multiple myeloma;
   Emily, (friend of Kelli), brain cancer, frontal lobe;
   Aliyah  (Ila's 3-yr old niece) and  Bill, (brother of John Schafer), both with glioblastoma brain cancer.   

> Those who mourn the loss of loved ones;
      especially Wayne, the Robillards, Conahans, Neustels, LeMasters, Hesses, Blazers, Tuckers;
>Friends and family members who struggle with addictions of various kinds,
>Expectant mothers (and fathers!) -- and for those who would like to be; especial
ly Lexi & Caleb;
>Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially
Josh & Amanda; Darby & Talen; Glen & Erika; Gaige & Danielle;
> Thanks, Blessings, and Praises
  -- Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Bryce (Jessie) Emers-n, (son & daughter-in-law of Kris & Paul E), married 9/29;
       --  Many blessings on Josh Stucky & Amanda Stephens, who will be united in marriage on Friday Oct. 8;
       --  Happy Birthday this week  to
Lee L (10/1), Ben H. (10/2), MaKenzie G (10/5);
      --  Happy Annivesary to Mike & Ellene (10/8)
      --  Congratulations to Dan & Ella Kunk-l, new granddaughter, Violet Ella,  (born to their daughter Kari & husband Kevin 9/23);

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Continued Prayers for:
     Active military & law enforcement (especially Jonathan P., Olaf M., Brady E., Jordan M., Luke S., Logan H.;  * Justin E, Jeff W, David H;  Riley C;
      
Evie at home;  Gordon at Brookdale/Hearthstone - 
Vicki G at Columbia Crest  -  Joe Morr-ss  --Jake & Jennifer (Charlene's daughter, grandson)  -  Julie Reyn-lds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) -  Joe M., Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh - Rev. Steve My-rs (in Spokane).

CROSSROADS FUNDRAISER BANQUET
The annual Crossroads dinner event, for 2021 is scheduled for October 9 at the Fairgrounds 4-H building.  Living Word purchases a Table at this banquet, giving opportunity for 8 of our members to attend, eat a good prime rib dinner, and listen to the speaker at no direct cost to them.  There will be an opportunity to donate to the work of Crossroads.  Please consider your ability/desire to attend this year and let Pastor and/or Debbie know, or sign up on the sheet on the fellowship hall enry table. We have space for 2 more at our table.

SANCTUARY CHAIRS
     Many of you have noticed the deterioration of a number of our sanctuary chair coverings.  Those chairs were first put into use in 2007 when we moved into the room at ML Christian School.  When we moved to this location, another 50 chairs were purchased in 2012, some with arm rests to assist those who need some help standing from the sitting position.  When the first chairs started showing wear, ("cheap Chinese fabric," we were told), we bought a few replacement backs and seats, and had some extra fabric from the first set to help with some of the other repairs.  It appears now, however, that the company we had been using is no more (covid?), and so the search is on for a fabric that matches 'close enough' and a company that will sell it to us as non-commercial buyers.  Several leads are being followed at this time.  So YES, they do need to be fixed!  As soon as we get some fabric, we will schedule a "staple gun party" for any and all to help get that done!  Stay tuned & thank you.

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost -- sevice video/sermon audio -- September 26, 2021

Pentecost +18, year B -- "The Glory and Majesty of God"

First Reading:      Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
Psalm:                  Psalm 104:  (27-35)
Second Reading:  James 5:(1-12) 13-20
Gospel Reading:  Mark 10:2-16


Podcast -- Sermon audio only -- 9.26.2021   -- Tim Tucker, guest preacher
        (Available online for 90 days)

Facebook LIVE video -- 9.26.2021 service
"Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License # A-715845. All rights reserved.

Today's hymns:
  ReC   16      All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
      Printed          Psalm 104-A
      Printed          Psalm 104-B
     ReC   30      Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing