Christian Education

Time Change Sunday

Carolyn Matthews

November 5, 2021

Time Change on Sunday. Turns clocks back one hour

16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. 17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 

II Corinthians 5:16-17 (NRSV)

By now the pledge letter, time and talent survey, and pledge card should have arrived in the mail.  This past almost two years have taught us the many ways in which church can happen. LABC has been blessed with so many people who have volunteered their time and talents to see that ministry continues to take place.

Our lesson this Sunday in the adult Sunday school hour is on the theme of stewardship. The scripture text is taken from Mark 12:38-44 and relates observations of Jesus of those who are giving in the Temple. The lesson writer, in emphasizing more than money, uses a real time example of how we give and help others. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become obvious that giving includes more than money…We have heard a lot about wearing masks, washing our hands, avoiding crowds, and maintaining physical and social distance during the pandemic. Some people believe that they are free to follow these guidelines or not, and some religious leaders have avoided these scientific guidelines that help us protect ourselves and our neighbors. But the love of God and neighbor is more important than our own personal freedom.”

As we consider our commitment, may we bring all of who we are under the guidance and leadership of the Spirit. (Pledge Sunday is November 14)

Upcoming Meetings and Events
(All via ZOOM unless otherwise indicated)

Saturday, November 6
10:00 AM – Time for Prayer (Psalm 84)

Sunday, November 7 (Time change)
8:45 AM – Department of Educational Ministries (ZOOM and in library)
10:00 AM – Worship (in-house, ZOOM, livestream)
11:45 AM – Public Witness Forum (sanctuary, ZOOM see Sunday email for login information)
 11:45 AM – Adult Bible Study (ZOOM and in library)
12:30 PM – African American History Month Planning Committee (ZOOM, library)

Tuesday, November 9
6:00 PM – Bible Study
7:00 PM – Sanctuary Working Group (Pastor Tanner ZOOM Account)

Wednesday, November 10
10:30 AM – Prayer and Bible Study
6:00 PM – Department of Social Concerns
7:00 PM – Budget Committee

Thursday, November 11
6:00 PM – Together in Spirit (bible study, I Samuel)

Saturday, November 20
1:00 PM – Memorial Service for Rev. Dr. Dayle Scott (in person, livestream)