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September 6, 2020

14th Sunday after Pentecost

Trinity received a letter from Marian Montgomery Chancellor from the Anglican Digest and thought I would share a portion with you:

Dear Digest Family,

A friend recently gave me the book entitled God Never Blinks.  The author says everything can change in a blink of an eye, but don't worry:  God never blinks.  This book makes me belly laugh.  It helps me see that I don't need to take myself so seriously because nobody else does.  Practical insights abound.  It is written by a cancer survivor.  The very first lesson is "Life Isn't Fair, but It's Still Good."

My favorite phrase comes from the first chapter:  "Get to."  The author underwent her first chemo treatment and couldn't imagine being bald.  She saw her friend Frank wearing a "Life is Good" hat and asked where he got it, because life wasn't feeling so good for her, and it was about to feel worse.  Two days later, he dropped off a similar hat for her to cover her exposed head.  A house painter by trade, Frank lives by two simple words, "Get to."

They remind him to be grateful for everything.  Instead of saying, "I have to go to work today,"  Frank tells himself, "I get to go to work today."  Instead of saying, "I have to go get groceries," he says, "I get to."  Instead of saying "I have to take the kids to baseball practice," he says, "I get to."  Because Life is GOOD.

Right now it might not seem that way.  There is certainly plenty of anxiety and stress in our world right now that not only weighs us down but also threatens to plunge us into the depths of despair.

We read in Proverbs 12:25 that "Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad."  Finding a cheerful word to offer to someone who is feeling anxious can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be.
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Sunday September 6, 2020
Morning Prayer 10:30

11:15 Coffee Hour
Sheila Sahni

Altar Guild
Mary Nelle Campbell 
Esther Schelosky

September 13, 2020

10:30 Morning Prayer

11:30 am
Mission Leadership Meeting

Altar Guild
Kathy Lewis & Tami Cralley

Coffee Hour
Esther Schelosky

September 20, 2020

10:30 AM Eucharist

Fr Brant Hazlett

Coffee Hour needed




                         PARISH NOTICES

Please sign up for flowers and coffee hour.  Both are important for the good of our congregation!

Upcoming Coffee Hour

      September 13:  Esther Schelosky

Did you know?  We have a parish lending library.  It is on the wall behind the white board. Feel free to take something to read or leave something you think others might like.   The shelves are full!!!  Help yourself to a good read!


Parish Prayer List:  A new sheet has been provided at the back of the church.  Please take a look so we can pray intentionally for each name on the list. Can someone be moved off our prayer list? Do you know someone we should add?

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Hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest

September 6, 2020 - Year A


The Collect
Grant us, O Lord, we pray thee, to trust in thee with all our heart; seeing that, as thou dost alway resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so thou dost not forsake those who make their boast of thy mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen
Lesson: Ezekiel 33:1-11

33 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and make him their watchman; and if he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows the trumpet and warns the people; then if any one who hears the sound of the trumpet does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But if he had taken warning, he would have saved his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes, and takes any one of them; that man is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.

“So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way; he shall die in his iniquity, but you will have saved your life.

God’s Justice and Mercy

10 “And you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, Thus have you said: ‘Our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we waste away because of them; how then can we live?’ 11 Say to them, As I live, says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?

Psalm 119:33-40

33     Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes, *
     and I shall keep it to the end.
34     Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; *
     I shall keep it with all my heart.
35     Make me go in the path of your commandments, *
     for that is my desire.
36     Incline my heart to your decrees *
     and not to unjust gain.
37     Turn my eyes from watching what is worthless; *
     give me life in your ways.
38     Fulfill your promise to your servant, *
     which you make to those who fear you.
39     Turn away the reproach which I dread, *
     because your judgments are good.
40     Behold, I long for your commandments; *
     in your righteousness preserve my life.

Epistle:  Romans 12:9-21

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly;[a] never be conceited. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends upon you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it[b] to the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 No, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20

15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”


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