St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School (WELS, Citrus Heights, CA)

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 22, 2019

September 22, 2019

Welcome to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray you will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus. Worship Focus: Jesus says today in the Gospel: “ Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions. ” How true! There’s so much more to life thanks to Christ and the eternal life he’s given us. However, we often fall into the t emptations of greed and abundance and forget about being rich toward God. So today we get a needed, stern, and loving reminder from our Savior that our earthly wealth is meaningless without him .

Worship Focus: God says through Isaiah: “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word” (66:2). But doesn’t that run contrary to what the world tries to teach us? While the world can teach us to be self - serving and arrogant, God tells us he desires humility. After all, who are we really before a holy, all - powerful , and just God? So God calls for us to be humble, not just before him but before others as well. That attitude of humble, loving service is seen in our Savior, and it’s the grace of the Friend of sinners that drives us to show that same loving humility and grace with others and be their friend, too.

Serving at Worship Presiding Minister: Pastor Brock Groth
Musical Accompanist: Lisa Thiesfeldt
Ushers:8:00 Greg Meyer, Galen Carpenter, Tim Hull, Andy Kopitske

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
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