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SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, November 17, 2019
“With what shall I come before the Lord,
and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.” But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
Sermon: “Stewardship: Extraordinary Generosity”
Faith Commitment Today we will receive and dedicate to God our faith financial commitments for 2020. There are additional pledge cards in the pew pockets if you need one. If you are not prepared to submit your pledge today, please plan to mail your faith pledge to the church in the next two weeks. It is helpful to our finance committee and the church session to receive your pledges so that we can formulate the budget for the next year. Thank you for your commitment to God through the ministry of this church.
New Prayer Cards You will notice green and yellow cards in the pew pocket. The yellow cards are for prayers of Intercession/Supplication, and the green cards are for prayers of Thanksgiving/Celebration. This will help Pastor Nancy quickly sort the cards according to category before the time of prayer.
Care and Share The November donation for Care and Share is: Canned Vegetables!
Church Newsletter As a cost saving measure, we are cutting back on the number of monthly newsletters that will be mailed. The newsletter is available online on our church website (in color!), and we will have paper copies available at the Welcome Desk on Sunday mornings. We know that some of you do not have online access, so if you would like to continue to receive the newsletter by mail, please sign up on the clipboard at the Welcome Desk. Thank you for helping to defray our costs.
Reach out to local families this Christmas through Iron County Holiday Assistance Program. Take a tag or two from the tree in the Welcome Center. Shop for new gifts and food. Bring your unwrapped gifts back to church and we will make sure they are delivered to the armory for the “holiday store.” Gifts need to be delivered to us no later than December 1. Turkeys and hams can be delivered directly to Care and Share per the instructions on the tags. Thank you for your generous giving to local children!
The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer bell ringers to ring at Walmart during the Christmas season. If you are interested in being a volunteer bell ringer, please contact Tane Walker, 435-868-5458 or 435-590-6102.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! This year we will be having the December potluck on the regular second Sunday, Dec 8th. The Children’s pageant is scheduled for December 15th, with a Christmas Cookie “potluck” to be held in the Welcome Center after the service. It would be really fun to have everyone bring your favorite homemade Christmas cookie to share. We are letting you know early so you can start planning for your big “cookie bake”.
Bible and Brew Meet at 9:00am on Tuesday mornings in the church conference room. Bring your Bible and a cup of coffee.
Martha Circle next meeting is November 21, at 1pm. Contact Sonya Swatsley at 435-590-1432 for more information.
Abigail Circle “refresh..renew..reinvent”-will meet every Wednesday, 4-5pm, from January 15-February 19 at the Cedar City library. “Happy Hour with Abigail”. Bring a snack if wanted. We will not be meeting during November and December. Questions? Call Jane 702-375-5813, or Gen 559-6822.
Your Global Family at SUU The SUU Dept of International Affairs is hoping to create opportunities for International students to make meaningful connections with people in the Cedar City community. Interested students would be paired with interested couples or families who are willing to include these young people in family dinners, outings, or other activities. The amount of time commitment would be entirely up to the “adopting” family. Interested? Please contact Jamie Orton, Director of International Student Services firstname.lastname@example.org OR you can contact Pastor Nancy at email@example.com
Intercessions: Jan Hite, Kathie Duca, Beverly Dressen, Tim Ebersole, David Price, Patt Behrens, Rev Jeri Lee Harrell-Leeper, Tyler Ballou, Greg Gonzalez, Brad Phelps, Jackie Jackson, Carol Stratton family, Kate Mackin (Susan Allman’s daughter), Klaus Stetzenbach, Dick Reed, Audrey Starks (Jane McCoy’s aunt).
Bereavements: Fish family, Audrey Lebbon, Hyer family and Jack Jeffress, Shakespeare family.
Presbyterian=Best in Prayer
Today’s Worship Leaders and Fellowship Hosts
Praise Team Director Linda Johnson
Accompanist Beth Gaines
Liturgist Jan Ackart
Children’s Message Becky Hill
Coffee Fellowship Congregational Life
9:30am Coffee Fellowship
10:00am Worship & Communion, Commitment Sunday
10:15am Sunday School
11:45am Youth Group
11:45am Great Courses class
4:00pm Women’s Ensemble Rehearsal
9:00am Bible and Brew
3:00pm Book Group
4:00-6:00pm Girl Scouts
11:30-1:00pm Bright Starz Thanksgiving Dinner
1:00pm Martha Circle
3:00pm Roman’s Bible Study
7:00pm Praise Band rehearsal
9:00am-5:00pm Music store recital
9:30am Coffee Fellowship
10:15am Sunday school
11:30am Treasures Volunteer meeting
11:45am Great Courses Class
11:45am Youth Group
Community Presbyterian Session
Class of 2020 Mary Belle Royer
Class of 2021 Linda Stetzenbach, Brad Phelps, Dana Covey
Class of 2022 Jeff Smith, Jane McCoy, Rich Bontadelli
Community Presbyterian Board of Deacons
Deacons: Debbie Vogel, Ann Johnson, Rita Osborn
Community Presbyterian Church
2279 North Wedgewood Lane
Cedar City, Utah 84721
Office Hours T-Th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
closed M and F
Pastor Nancy Pearson firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Pastor Robyn Eddy email@example.com