UPCOMING WORSHIP

SUNDAY OCTOBER 22


Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

Sola Caritas - Charitable Love Alone


9AM    

Worship & Sunday School

Music by The Ensemble


11AM

Worship & Sunday School

Music by Chancel Choir

SUNDAY OCTOBER 29


Stewardship & Reformation Sunday

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching


9AM    

Worship & Sunday School

Music by the Bell Choir & Children's Choir


11AM

Worship & Sunday School

Music by the Bell Choir & Children's Choir

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5


All Saints Sunday

Rev. Susi Kawolics preaching

Communion served


9AM    

Worship & Sunday School

Music by The Ensemble


11AM

Worship & Sunday School

Music by Chancel Choir

SERMON SERIES FOR SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER - THE SEVEN SOLAE

As many of you know, October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis against the Catholic Church up on the church door in Wittenberg. Although church reformation had been on the hearts and minds of many for years before that, and much had been written and said, it was this action by Luther that marked the beginning of the reformation, and the birth of the Protestant Church.


The early reformers put forth three foundational principles of reformation known as the “Solae.” Sola Scriptura (only scripture, not tradition), Sola Gratia, (only grace, not merit), Sola Fides (only faith, not works). Each was intended to represent an important distinction of the Reformers’ beliefs compared with Catholic doctrine. By the middle of the 20th Century, it became common to see the original list of three Solae increased to five. The additions were Solus Christus (Christ as only mediator between God and human) and Soli Deo gloria (glory to God alone).


More recently, certain Anglican scholars have suggested that there should be a further two additional Solae on the list, bringing the total to seven: Sola ecclesia (the Church alone) and Sola caritas (charitable love alone).


We will be celebrating Reformation Sunday on October 29. For the seven Sundays before then, beginning with Rally Day, September 10, and running through Sunday, October 22, we will be using one of these Solae each week, along with a Lectionary scripture reading, as a theme for our worship services.


Theme (Sola)   Date                          Scripture


Church            September 10          Matthew 18:20
God                 September 17          Romans 14:11-12
Grace              September 24          Matthew 20:13 -15
Christ              October 1                 Philippians 2:5-11
Scripture        October 8                 Matthew 21:42
Faith               October 15               Philippians 4:1,6
Love               October 22               I Thessalonians 1:3


Please join us for this series to prepare our hearts and minds for this milestone anniversary of our reformed Protestant tradition.

ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS


Accessibility

Both the Bell Street campus and the Family Life Center campus are fully handicapped accessible and have marked handicapped parking.  The entire Family Life Center Campus is on one level.  The Bell Street building has an elevator inside the parking lot entrance that leads to all levels including classrooms, restrooms, offices and the Sanctuary.  The level Bell Street drop-off entrance leads directly into the Narthex.  Inside the Sanctuary there are spaces for individuals in wheelchairs.  Those finding it difficult to sit in pews may find one of the padded armchairs more comfortable.  Ushers and greeters are available for assistance before and throughout services.


Vision and Hearing Concerns
Our Sanctuary is equipped with a Hearing Loop system. This system turns hearing aids into loudspeakers, delivering sound right into the ear. A current is amplified and sent to a magnetic cable loop surrounding the Sanctuary and central section of the balcony. This magnetic cable is installed under the carpet. Sound received with this system has improved quality and clarity. 85% of all hearing aids are equipped with a Telecoil which picks up the magnetic field signal. A person so equipped must visit their audiologist to ensure the Telecoil is activated. The individual simply pushes a button on their hearing aid upon entering the Church and they are immediately wired in when they enter the ‘loop’.


Large print bulletins and hearing aid devices are available in the Narthex.  Reading glasses are also available there to be borrowed by those who may have misplaced their own.  


Communion Accommodations
For communion we use grape juice and bread. An alternative to the bread is available for those with gluten or wheat allergies.