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

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost October 29, 2017

October 29, 2017

Focus of Today’s Service: What do you value? Your list may be long as it might include family, friends, pets, heirlooms, and more. Is ‘freedom’ on your radar? In the U.S. we know what freedom is and the doors it can open; we have also come to experience what happens when freedoms slip away. There is one freedom for sure that keeps on giving even when other freedoms may be slipping away, and that is the freedom we have in and through Christ Jesus. Even before ‘the Reformation’ 500 years ago, this was a valued freedom. May we continue to value it…Today’s worship focus helps us do just that. Enjoy your worship!cus of Today’s Service: Today's service leads us to ponder the question: Am I bearing fruit for my Lord?  The Lord prepares good works for us to do, but are we doing them?  As he confronts our sinful habits and tendencies in today's readings, we can see that we have a loving God who takes great care of us and provides all we need to thrive spiritually in this world.  Because of this, we want to honor him by living fruitful lives of faith for him not only out of thanks to him but also so others might come to know his caring ways.