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The Request of James and John
32 They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. 33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, 34 who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”
35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”
36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.
37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”
38 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”
39 “We can,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, 40 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.”
41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John.42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering
Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
8 By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]
9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the Lord makes[c] his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life[d] and be satisfied[e];
by his knowledge[f] my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[g]
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[h]
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.
1 Corinthians 9:19-23
I am Free, but .......
19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
Contemporary Roman Christian Thinking
If I am a Roman Citizen: Then I Am Free
If I am a Free Thinker: Then I Am Free
If I am in Christ Jesus: Then I Am Free
1 Corinthians 9
19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law),so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
Oct 11 after service
We will have grilled meats but we need the sides and German Lemonade.
We will also have a quick state of the church meeting before lunch.
Come and enjoy being part of this congregation!
Jr High Retreat
Anyone in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade can come to the Linkt Retreat.
Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean Mountain
Leave after school on Friday, return before dinner on Sunday
Cost approximately $100-120
Email email@example.com for more information/sign up.
We had a great time last winter, and it is going to be even better this year!
Gifts from Heaven Yard Sale
Childhood Cancer Organization
Contact Angela Pracht for more details.
Drop off donations in round room touching sanctuary.
Sale at Faith October 16-17, 7 am-2 pm
Women's Prayer and Share
Sundays at 6:30 at the Escher's
We're meeting next week, Oct. 18!
Fall Wednesday Classes
Students in grades 7 and 8 or who have not completed confirmation yet will meet with Pastor Cris and Jeff Pracht.
Kids in grades 6 and younger will rotate through classes with Karra Pracht, Athina Manirath, and Coli Escher in a similar style to VBS.
The Basics of Faith
Wednesdays 6:15 pm
Join Matt Yeager's community group on Wednesday as they go though Luther's catechisms.
Connecting New Women Group
Every Wednesday until mid-November at 6:15 pm at Faith
Led by Cher Evans
Open to any woman in the area who wants to study and discuss ''After the Boxes Are Unpacked''
Women's Bible Study
"Bad Girls of the Bible"
Oct. 18 (chapter 8) And Nov 1st. (Chapter 9)
Faith at 9 am
Meet at Panera every Friday at 7 am
Currently reading and discussing Paul's letters
Schommer's Community Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday
Beginning a prayer study on October 13
We will be meeting on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm.
We have great locally roasted Guatemalan Coffee at the Source. Just $10 per bag and you can have great coffee and are supporting those in need in Guatemala