Exodus 20 The Message (MSG)

 1-2 God spoke all these words:

I am God, your God,
    who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
    out of a life of slavery.

No other gods, only me.

4-6 No carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever, whether of things that fly or walk or swim. Don’t bow down to them and don’t serve them because I amGod, your God, and I’m a most jealous God, punishing the children for any sins their parents pass on to them to the third, and yes, even to the fourth generation of those who hate me. But I’m unswervingly loyal to the thousands who love me and keep my commandments.

No using the name of God, your God, in curses or silly banter; God won’t put up with the irreverent use of his name.

8-11 Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Work six days and do everything you need to do. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to God, your God. Don’t do any work—not you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your servant, nor your maid, nor your animals, not even the foreign guest visiting in your town. For in six days God made Heaven, Earth, and sea, and everything in them; he rested on the seventh day. Therefore God blessed the Sabbath day; he set it apart as a holy day.

12 Honor your father and mother so that you’ll live a long time in the land that God, your God, is giving you.

13 No murder.

14 No adultery.

15 No stealing.

16 No lies about your neighbor.

17 No lusting after your neighbor’s house—or wife or servant or maid or ox or donkey. Don’t set your heart on anything that is your neighbor’s.

Church Calendar for September 5 – 13, 2014

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5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out/Youth Movie Night

11:00 am Fine Arts Committee
1:30 pm Fine Arts Committee

8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship; Lord’s Supper
11:30 am Fellowship Hour
5:00 pm Middle School Youth Group at CPC
5:45 pm Youth Dinner
6:30 pm High School Youth Group at CPC

12:00 pm Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Fine Arts Committee
6:00 pm Youth Design Team

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Session meets

10:00 am Presbytery Assembly


On Communion Sundays members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community.  Please consider a gift, using the Deacons’ Fund pew envelopes.   The Deacons use the funds to provide bereavement meals, vouchers for utility bills, holiday food baskets and others ways to help the church family and the community.

Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108;  Elementary – room 202; Middle School and High School – room 201; Adults and Young Adults: Coffee and Conversation – FH classroom A; Christian Studies – FH classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  Bring your coins for a little fun while giving this year!

Super Sock Sunday – The Mission Committee is collecting new socks for kindergarten through high school youth.  These will be given with the shoes they receive from the Shoe Bus.  Place your donation in the grocery cart in fellowship hall on September 7.

Continue to bring the plastic caps and lids.  They will be given to Art Totality for a second bench.

Attention Crafters and those that enjoy fellowship – There is a crafting session for the Fall Bazaar every Wednesday  from 10 am to 2 pm

A new church directory will be published in the next few weeks.  Please be sure that the office has your current address, phone number(s), and email addresses.



HOLYPALOOZA 2014 – This year it is a two morning event.
Saturday, September 20 will be a day of service in the community.  A light breakfast at 8:30 at Central will begin the day before our volunteers head off to 3 main locations to work until noon.  Please sign up for your choice of activity so that we know how many to expect.  1. The ISU Community Garden needs produce harvested  for donation to a food pantry as well as weeding and winterizing.  2. Deming Center residents will be preparing for the move to their new location.  Friendly faces during Bingo will be needed as well as distributing home care bags for their new apartments.  (Thank you for filling those bags and returning them!).  3. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the same morning at Memorial Stadium.  You may choose to be a part of the Holypalooza Team by walking or running the 5K or 1-mile course or just relax by the finish line and cheer for the finishers.  There is a registration fee and you are encouraged to register online (the team will be posted today or tomorrow).  You may also make a donation to the team without participating.  There will also be the opportunity to go as a volunteer helper – those jobs are yet to be determined.  A 4th option is to assist with set-up and preparation for the United Campus Ministries Barbecue (formerly ‘Pig Roast”).
Childcare is provided at Central for infants through 5th graders.  The children will be making note holders for the Deming Center residents and will walk to the Center late in the morning to distribute the gifts.  Adult and youth childcare workers are needed for that day – see Cheryl Moles.

Sunday, September 21 – Joint worship at 10 am at Central.  Following the service, all are invited to enjoy lunch at the UCM Barbecue.  Serving will be at Centenary United Methodist and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Churches.  A free will offering will be taken for the meal.



Dates for your planning calendar:

September 20 – Holypalooza Day of Service
September 21 – Holypalooza Worship

KOINONIA PRAYER LIST:  In an effort to keep the prayer needs of our family and friends off of the website, you will be receiving a separate email with the Koinonia Prayer List.  The same distribution list is used for both mailings, so if you unsubscribe to one, you have for both.

Happy Birthday to:
Brad Chironna 9/5; Patrick Mellor 9/9; John Ragle, Larry Clinkenbeard 9/13

For Sunday, September 7

Liturgist: Al Holder
Children’s Moment: Lant Davis
Greeters: Dale & Nancy McKee
Ushers: Fred Rubey, Paul & Linda Shaw, Sean & Amanda Mang
Hosts: Todd & Lisa Pepperworth
Session Open and Close: Eileen Whalen, Lance Weatherwax
Bus Assistant: Dave Rader

 Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 7, 2014,
the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

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