Worship: October 26

The scripture lesson is Matthew 18:21-35.  The sermon theme is “A Church of Second Chances”.  Dan McCoig is preaching the 7:30 a.m. Boyd Chapel service and the 8:30 a.m. New Stone Gathering service in Fellowship Hall.  Rich Reifsnyder is preaching the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services in the Sanctuary.

The sermon theme for 2014-2015 is “The Kingdom of God”.  The kingdom of God was at the very heart of Jesus’ ministry.  We will explore what the kingdom is, its values, and how followers of Jesus live as citizens of the kingdom.

October 26 is Reformation Sunday.  On October 31 [All Hallow's Eve], 1517, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, posted his 95 Theses for debate on the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral in Saxony.  Luther’s action launched the Protestant Reformation in Europe.  The year 2014 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Knox, a disciple of the Genevan reformer John Calvin, leader of the Scottish Reformation, and author of the Scots Confession of 1560.





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