Worship – October 7, 2018 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

“Spiritual Blessings”

Ephesians 2:11-22  (International Standard Version)

All Believers are One in the Messiah

11 So then, remember that at one time you gentiles by birth were called “the uncircumcised” by those who called themselves “the circumcised.” They underwent physical circumcision done by human hands. 12 At that time you were without the Messiah, excluded from citizenship in Israel,and strangers to the covenants of promise. You had no hope and were in the world without God. 13 But now, in union with the Messiah Jesus, you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah.

14 For it is he who is our peace. Through his mortality he made both groups one by tearing down the wall of hostility that divided them. 15 He rendered the Law inoperative, along with its commandments and regulations, thus creating in himself one new humanity from the two, thereby making peace, 16 and reconciling both groups to God in one body through the cross, on which he eliminated the hostility. 17 He came and proclaimed peace for you who were far away and for you who were near. 18 For through him, both of us have access to the Father by one Spirit. 19 That is why you are no longer strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the Messiah Jesus himself being the cornerstone. 21 In union with him the whole building is joined together and rises into a holy sanctuary for the Lord. 22 You, too, are being built in him, along with the others, into a place for God’s Spirit to dwell.

Holy Communion:
Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of every month.

Coffee & Discussion:
9:00 – 9:45 AM – in the Parish Hall Upper Level.  Join our adult Coffee & Discussion group.  The current topic is a study of the Evangelical Catechism.

Sunday School:
10:00 – 11:00 AM – in the Parish Hall Lower Level.  A Children’s Church program is available weekly on Sunday mornings.

Nursery Ministry:
10:00 – 11:00 AM – in the Parish Hall Lower Level.  Available every Sunday morning during the worship service.

Sunday Morning Worship:
10:00 AM – in the Sanctuary.  Join us today for Pastor Joe Vasarhelyi’s continuing series “Spiritual Blessings.”

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