WORSHIP TIME IS 10:15
Due to technical difficulties, our worship service will not be broadcast on Facebook this Sunday.
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 18:1-4, 25-32
PSALM: Psalm 25:1-9
SECOND READING: Philippians 2:1-13
GOSPEL: Matthew 21:23-32
You are invited to attend in-person worship at 10:15 this Sunday, September 27th. We will make every effort to protect your health by requiring masks & social distancing, taking temperatures, and providing hand sanitizer as you enter.
Due to technical difficulties, we will not be able to broadcast the service on Facebook Live this week, but hope to continue that ministry next week.
Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God. In the reading from Ezekiel the people claim the ways of the Lord are unfair, while God offers repentance and new life. Paul urges us to look to Christ as a model of humility, putting the interests of others above our own. Nourished by the broken bread and shared cup, we offer our lives for the sake of our needy world.
The sermon will be presented by the Rev. Chon Pugh and inspired by the gospel of Matthew 21:23-32
Adult Sunday School Topic for All Interested Adults on September 27th at 9:00am via ZOOM: Israel Signs Pacts With Two Arab Countries
Earlier this month, Israel signed diplomatic pacts with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the first such agreements since Israel's peace accord with Egypt in 1978 and with Jordan in 1994. Neither of the new deals ends the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which many believe is the greatest obstacle to peace in the Middle East, but both appear to be steps in the right direction.
This news gives us an opportunity to think about what the Bible says regarding doing what is possible, even when larger goals elude us. 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.