Christian sisters and brothers,
This coming Sunday, October 13, is the 18th
Sunday after Pentecost. The numbers climb as
the daylight gets shorter and we continue onward
in these increasingly crisp fall days toward
Reformation Sunday in two weeks, All Saints'
Sunday in three weeks, and Christ the King at
the end of November. The Gospel reading for
this Sunday is the story of the 10 lepers healed
by Jesus, one of whom returns to give thanks.
It is a reminder that we are all blessed by
God in many ways, and are called to express
that gratitude in our lives.
adult Sunday school class returns to the Crossings
series with our unit on another of the core
stories of our faith, "The Promise Land."
Join us in the parlor at 8:45 as we discuss
the chapter of God's ancient people as recorded
in Numbers 21:4-9, Deuteronomy 8:1-20 and Joshua
Men's Bible study is this Saturday at Panera
Bread on North High Street at Weisheimer. Join
us at 9:00 for fellowship, study and prayer.
I received a report from the leadership of the
Women of the Church that our Central Ohio Conference
packaged 629 boxes to be sent to Lutheran World
Relief containing 972 quilts, 759 school kits,
691 personal care kits, 102 baby kits, 1236
bars of soap, 6 fabric kits, and 12 fleece blankets.
May God bless these donations to be a blessing
to those who receive them ... and may God bless
the hands that have prepared them ... including
will see you in church!