About this Service:
Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables, in which Jesus says the reign of God is like workers who get paid the same no matter when they start. When God changes his mind about punishing Nineveh for their evil ways, Jonah is angry. Yet God is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love. In baptism, we receive the grace of God that is freely given to all. As Luther wrote, in the presence of God’s mercy we are all beggars.
Faced with hunger in the wilderness, the Israelites longed for life back in Egypt and said they wished the exodus had never happened. Then God miraculously and graciously gave them quails and manna to eat.
Jesus tells a parable about God’s generosity, challenging the common assumption that God rewards people according to what they have earned or deserve.
16th Sunday after Pentecost September 24th. 2017
- Sept. 26 – Pastoral Care 11:30 a.m.
- Sept 30 – Messy Church! 4 to 6 p.m.
- Oct. 1 – Blessing of the Animals – 2:00PM
- Oct. 3 – Joint Use 7:30 p.m.
- Oct. 8 – Food Bank Sunday
- Oct. 14- Outside Work day – 9 to noon
- Oct. 15 – Joint Service at 10:00 a.m. United Church rite
Refreshments for the fellowship time after the Joint Service on the 15th: Note that members of COR provide the coffee and goodies at fellowship time. Please bake/buy and bring your offerings on the 15th. Sign up sheet on our bulletin board.
St Luke’s Table Donations:
St Luke’s Table is in dire need of razors, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and toilet paper. Please bring donations to the church in the St Luke’s Table Basket, we will be bringing donations once the basket is filled.
We are updating our Directory!
We Kindly ask that you grab a form from our Bulletin Board, located by the Administrative office, and update any information that may have changed over the years! Please place the filled form in our accordion file.
FOOD BANK SUNDAY
On the second Sunday of each month, the Church of the Resurrection will be collecting donations for the Pavilion Food Bank. Please see COR Bulletin for a suggested list of items to donate.
2018 Church Calendars
A much more attractive calendar for 2018: still priced at $5.00 each: available at the end of each service and in the office at other times. This is a fund raiser for the Altar Guild.
Please, prayerfully consider stepping up to fill one of these positions in the service of our church and God: Envelope Secretary; Parish Council member; Readers and Administrators; Joint Use member; Liturgical Assistant.
Speak to Father Rick!
COR Coffee Duty Roster: A cup of coffee is most welcome after services on Sunday. It is an easy task to prepare this welcome offering. Please help out with set-up and clean-up and sign-up on the roster sheet on our bulletin board.
BOOK NOOK Appeal: more books are needed. Please bring them in to the book nook.
Blessing of the Animals: Sunday 1 October at 2:00 p.m.
Help spread the word! Posters are on the table in the narthex. Take one and post it.
Email Addresses: Do we have your new/correct email address? We wish to notify and remind our parishioners of events taking place during the church year. Please let the office know.