“Not in the Manual,” Rev. Gary Heaton’s message at 9 and 11 this Sunday, May 7. Scripture text is John 10:1-10.
The Worship Ensemble plays at the 9:00 service and at 11 the Chancel Choir will sing Mack Wilberg’s “The King of love my shepherd is.” The 11:00 prelude is “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” arranged by Wilberg with Leslie Rueff, soprano, Rachel Milan, flute, Brandon Mock, saxophone; and Kim Mucha, piano.
Mollie Snedegar and Mary Elizabeth Morris will read scripture and Gary Morris leads the Psalter at the second service.
“Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
7 So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:1-10