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September 2019 SERMON SCHEDULE


September 1 – Pulpit Supply – Erich Mansell, Commissioned Pastor, Westminster PC 

 

                                

September 8 – Jeremiah 18:1-6; Philemon 3-9; Luke 14:27-33 – “The Potter’s Hand” Communion Sunday

 

God speaking through a messenger of how a vessel was to be reformed into a better one.   A wise, experienced leader reminding a younger co-laborer of their duty.  The ultimate head of a group of followers speaking of the personal cost of being in that group.  All ancient words with modern-day relevance to us, as we consider how we are being shaped and guided by “The Potter’s Hand.”

 

 

September 15 – 1 Timothy 1:15-17; Luke 15:1-10 – “Sinners in Need of a Savior”

 

The parables in today’s Gospel reading are well known:  Jesus speaks of a shepherd who leaves his 99 sheep in search of the one lost sheep; and then, of a woman who diligently searches for one lost coin.  The beauty of this story is in its ‘ambiguity’… who are WE in these parables?  Are we the one searching… or the one being searched for?  The truth is, both; for we are no different than those we minister to… we all are “Sinners in Need of a Savior.”

 

 

September 22 – 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:13 – “For This I Was Appointed”

 

In our national church calendar, this Sunday is designated as “Evangelism Sunday.”  That word can be an    intimidating one… though it doesn’t have to be.   We could simply think of it as sharing ‘good news’ … which we all like to do.  Paul addresses how he shared that news… by being a ‘herald,’ an ‘apostle,’ a ‘teacher.’  And we must consider how we too are called to share in his declaration:  “For This I Was Appointed.”

 

 

September 29 – 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19; Luke 16:19-31 – “Poor Man Lazarus”

 

Many of us are likely familiar with an old children’s song in which the ‘rich man’ in today’s story implores Lazarus to bring him relief from his fiery torment. This song for young people deals with some issues, however, that older, ‘wiser’ adults can struggle with…from earthly riches to eternal judgment.  What might we learn through the eyes of a child as we consider the story of “Poor Man Lazarus?”