WORSHIP TIME IS 10:15
We will be having in-person worship at 10:15 this Sunday. We will make every effort to protect your health by requiring masks & social distancing, taking temperatures, and providing hand sanitizer as you enter.
The worship service will also be available on Facebook Live.
What we do know is:
-All on site events, and meetings are cancelled/postponed for the foreseeable future
-The church offices are open. Please limit your presence in the offices to official church business.
- Larry's Adult Sunday School Class will meet via ZOOM on Sunday morning at 9:15. Contact Larry if you need more details.
-Further information will be posted as it becomes available
We are excited to announce that Pr. Chon Pugh has accepted the call to be our new settled pastor! She comes to us from Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mesa, AZ and will begin her ministry here in Texas City on September 16. Thanks be to God!
FIRST READING: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
PSALM: Psalm 95:1-7a
SECOND READING: Ephesians 1:15-23
GOSPEL: Matthew 25:31-46
You are invited to attend in-person worship at 10:15 this Sunday, November 22, Christ the King Sunday. We will have a very special worship service led by Pastor Chon Pugh.
We will make every effort to protect your health by requiring masks & social distancing, taking temperatures, and providing hand sanitizer as you enter.
The service will be broadcast on Facebook Live.
On this final Sunday of the church year our gospel is Jesus’ great story of judgment. In the end, the faithful are those who served Christ by ministering to those who are poor, hungry, naked, sick, or estranged. In the first reading God is the shepherd who seeks the lost, weak, and injured and feeds them with justice. We gather this day to celebrate the reign of Christ and his victory over death, yet we await the consummation of all things yet to come. Acknowledging Christ as our merciful ruler, we go forth that his reign may be known in our loving words and deeds.
Adult Sunday School topic via ZOOM at 9:00 on November 22: No 'Normal' Thanksgiving This Year, but Maybe in 2021
For people in many states this coming week, Covid-19 restrictions will be the spoiler of Thanksgiving. And even in states without significant restrictions, concerns about the virus itself hover in the background. Given that approval of at least two vaccines is imminent, we can look forward to next Thanksgiving -- Thanksgiving 2021 -- with the hope of it being more "normal."
That gives us reason to think about the Bible's phrase "The days are coming when …" or what we might call the Bible's "tomorrow factor." So that will be the topic of our next class.
While we are all busy trying to find "activities" to fill the hours during these uncertain times, let's not forget who we are and whose we are. Follow the link below for family devotionals geared to the Covid Crisis.