Join us for worship. Interim Pastor Karen Parsh, is presiding minister.
21st Sunday after Pentecost
October 17, 2021
Today’s gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who will be closest to Jesus, leading to Jesus teaching his followers about God’s take on importance and power. Here Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great. When we pray “your kingdom come” we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression. We pray this gathered around the cross, a sign of great shame transformed to be the sign of great honor and service.
NEW Fall/Winter Schedule for In-Person Worship:
Sunday morning services are offered at 8:30am and 10:30am. The 10:30am service will live-stream on Facebook and then posted to the AHLC web page.
Bible Study every Sunday after the 8:30 service.
Click on October Newsletter below for additional information.
Please Note: On Reformation Sunday, October 31st and All Saints' Sunday, November 7th Abiding Hope will worship together at one 9:00 service. Following the service on October 31st please plan to stay for breakfast.
For about twenty years, Ed Whitbred has been part of a group called “The Amazing Grays”. This collection of seniors has been producing a weekly show geared to older adults through the facilities of Community Access Media.
Today we present an interview with Abiding Hope's own Judi Pacileo and as she "Shares her Stuff". This will appear on CAM’s normal outlets as well as YouTube, Facebook and this website.
In the coming weeks Ed will be presenting a series of member interviews titled “Sharing Our Stuff”. Interviews will last about fifteen minutes through the wonderful world of Zoom.
We will ask our volunteer guests to show 3 - 5 items that are meaningful to them. And we will simply have a conversation about them. This is a series Amazing Grays did a number of years ago and was constantly surprised at what came thru the door. It was interesting, entertaining and occasionally moving.
If you are interested in sharing your stuff, please contact Ed at email@example.com, or 814 397 0990 cell/text.
Sharing Our Stuff - with Judi Pacileo
Part 1 -Barry Davis
"Why I'll Never Host the Today Show" with Ed Whitbred
Part 2 -Barry Davis
" THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH IS TO LOVE AS WE HAVE BEEN LOVED, TO FEED AS WE HAVE BEEN FED, TO CARE AS WE HAVE BEEN CARED FOR, LIVING AS THE BODY OF CHRIST IN THE WORLD"
these new members with joy and loving hugs.
On Sunday February 14th at the 9:30 service, Theo Edwin Riggle, son of Mark and Jessica Riggle and grandson of Kevin and Andrea Petrone, was baptized into God’s family by Pastor Allie. Big brother Henry witnessed the event along with sponsors Uncle Ryan and Aunt Amy Carlisle and cousins Alice and Penny Rose. A prayer shawl was given to Theo to honor the occasion. It was a joyful, happy baptism.
On Sunday October 4th Irene Owens transferred her membership from Messiah Lutheran to Abiding Hope. Welcome Irene!
On Sunday September 13th Abiding Hope welcomed Cindy and Rich Filson into the family as new members.