FIRST READING: Exodus 32:7-14
PSALM: Psalm 51:1-10
SECOND READING: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
GOSPEL: Luke 15:1-10
Everyone is invited to join us for worship at 10:15 on September 15th as we celebrate the 14th Sunday after Pentecost with the Service of Holy Communion. The Children's Talk will be presented by Arthur Lowe, special music will be provided by the Chancel Choir, and the sermon will be presented by Pastor Steve Stutz inspired by the gospel of Luke 15:1-10.
We are pleased to welcome Interim Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Steve Stutz, to Memorial Lutheran and First Presbyterian Churches. Below is a short bio on Interim Pastor Stutz.
Steve Stutz was ordained and entered the pastoral ministry in 1998, serving as the associate pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Big Spring, TX and senior pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Pasadena, TX. In 2014, he was hired as a consultant by the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and has coached 23 congregations through a wide variety of issues related to structure, ministry, leadership, and vision. He is a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Pasadena, TX and has been active as a supply preacher around the conference.
Pastor Stutz is a native of St. Louis, MO. He studied at Kemper Military School & College, Northeast Missouri State University, and after leaving the active duty military, received his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College and the Combined Arms & Services Staff School at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Houston Graduate School of Theology, where he is currently the Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Direction and Formation.
He and his wife, Krista, have been married since 1988 and are the proud parents of three adult children (Beth, Katie, & Julie). Pastor & Krista both enjoy taking walks with their dog, Dexter, and spending time with their grandson (Noah).
Adult Sunday School Topic for All Interested Adults on September 15th at 9:15: Survey Yields Conflicting Responses About Churchgoers' Need for Other Christians
We sometimes hear of surveys and studies with findings that contradict other studies on the same subject, but less common are surveys with responses that conflict with other responses in the same survey. But that's the case with a recently released poll regarding churchgoers' need for other Christians. That gives us a chance to consider that very topic, which will be the subject of our next class.
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