Rev. Gary Heaton’s message this Sunday, October 23, at 9 and 11 is “Rules for Singing vii”. The scripture text is Luke 18:9-14. The Worship Ensemble plays at the early service and at 11:00 the Chancel Choir anthem is “One Faith, One Hope, One Lord” (Craig Courtney). Mollie Snedegar and Barbara Devlin will read scripture and at 11:00 Barbara Thomas leads the Psalter.
9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 18:9-14