St. Timothy Lutheran Church

                              

                                                                  September 26, 2019

                           

                                                           Luke 10:17-20

                                                         

Scripture readings

for Sunday, Sept 29

Daniel 10:10-14, 12:1-3

Psalm 103:1-5, 20-22

Revelation 15:7-12

Luke 10:17-20

REFLECTION

 

The seventy were reporting to Jesus, “Lord, this and this and this happened and even ‘in your name…the demons submit to us!’” They were overwhelmed with the thrill of all that had taken place on their missionary trip. And Jesus said, “You ain't seen nothin' yet. B-b-b-baby, you just ain't seen n-n-nothin' yet” (Bachman-Turner Overdrive, 1974).

 

Now Jesus didn’t respond to the seventy quite that way, but don’t you think that was his message? What they experienced paled in comparison to what lie in the future.

 

Jesus cautioned the excited seventy, “…do not rejoice …that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” It all boils down to having a relationship with Jesus. Our names are written in heaven because we have become God’s children through baptism. As Martin Luther describes it, baptism is “a grace-filled water of life and a ‘bath of the new birth in the Holy Spirit’” (Martin Luther, The Small Catechism).

 

We are God’s! This is our joy and triumph and everything else is a result of that. What adventures might lie ahead for us today and in the days to come?

 

Let us pray.

O God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (ELW, p. 317).

 

Pastor Ivy Gauvin

17The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!” 18He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. 19See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you. 20Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”


PRAYER REQUESTS

Names will remain of the Prayer List for a month - at which

time it will be taken off unless, or course, there is still a continued need

for our prayers and we’re asked to keep the name on.





ANNOUNCEMENTS














This week we are at 64 bins – we need just 4 more to hit our challenge goal of 68 bins by Sunday, October  13th!

 

Thank you to everyone who has been bringing in donations.





 

 

***5 & 2 Ministry Food Bins Donated to Date:  32

 

 

***ONLINE GIVING now available at St. Timothy for Debit/Credit cards.   3 ways to give:

   - Go directly to our website at www.sttimothybemus.com

   - Use our QR code with the QR reader on your smartphone

   - Download the app ‘GivePlus Church’. Create an account.   

For further information, see Kathy Carlson on Sundays or call her at 485-1316.














Postponed Until Spring 2020

 

Due to the many other events competing for support in October, we have postponed the Meat Raffle until next spring.  More details will be available soon.  Thanks for your patience.




Adopt - a - Highway

Another season, another Adopt-a-Highway cleanup.  Thank you everyone for keeping our area clean.  (And thank you Bemus Point for holding down on litter!!)







·         For our community of faith as we seek to do God’s work in the world.

·         For those in our congregation and community who suffer silently with illness, financial burdens, and family obligation.

·         For victims of violence and their families in all places.

·         For victims of wildfires, flooding and earthquakes.

·         For:  Sandy Whitford, Maj-Britt Traynor, Bill Ahl, Jerry Saar, Marty Hunt, Delores Thompson, Bob Ivey, Rev. Don Ray, Pat & Maureen Kibbe, Beverly Klang, Trudy Fetzner, Arden Johnson, Thom Shagla, Matt Isaacson, Sarah Van Staalduinen, Mabel Tranum,  Bryan Brown, Craig Jackson, Jim Doherty, Karen Brown,  Bonnie Christoferson, Zachary Stewart, Scott Stearns, Zachary Frazier. For people serving in the military, including Ben Wickerham, and their families, those caught up in persecution, violence and war.

·         For all children, that the love of Christ may reach them through all of us who have resources to love, protect, pray and provide for them.

·         For:  The ELCZ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe and ELCZa Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zambia.