We welcome you to in-person worship services in the Sanctuary on
Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 10:00 am.
The Rev. Dr. Ravi Isaiah will be in the pulpit. The sermon is titled "Authority."
SCRIPTURE Matthew 21:23-32
23 When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?” And they argued with one another, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why, then, did you not believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for all regard John as a prophet.” 27 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 28 “What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ 29 He answered, ‘I will not,’ but later he changed his mind and went. 30 The father went to the second and said the same, and he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him, and even after you saw it you did not change your minds and believe him.
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Remember if you cannot attend in-person worship there are several ways to link to the Rock Lake Presbyterian Church online service:
The link to online worship and the bulletin is now listed on the home page of the church's website www.rlpc.org
From your computer or smartphone, simply click the following link during or after the broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/@rlpcwv/streams
and choose the latest video.
The link above is also posted on our Facebook page. You can reach the Facebook page with this link:
If you have a smart TV, you may open the YouTube app, and subscribe to
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THESE DAYS DAILY DEVOTIONS for October, November, and December 2023 are now available on the ledge outside the Sanctuary. They are in large and small print. If you are not able to attend church, please call the RLPC office at 304-768-4141, and we will be happy to mail it to you.
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY will be celebrated next Sunday, October 1st. Please prepare your hearts and minds for that day. It is also the day for the Peace & Global Witness collection. Offering envelopes are in the pews, and on the collection plate tables at the rear of the sanctuary.
PEACE & GLOBAL WITNESS -
A SEASON OF PEACE has begun this month. To celebrate, we have placed Peace Cards on the table in the narthex. If you haven't taken any cards yet, please take a few as you leave worship. These cards are designed to promote involvement, discussion, and action on a wide variety of topics touched on by peacemaking. If you would like a set, please contact the church office (304) 768-4141.
FOOD OFFERING SUNDAY is also next Sunday, October 1st. All the collected food will go to Heart & Hand.
Heart and Hand Food Pantry has an urgent need for food. They are asking for our assistance.
Their needs list follows:
Fruit, Rice, Beans, Jelly, Ravioli, Spaghetti Noodles, Crackers, Soup, Jiffy Mix, Ramen Noodles, Chicken Noodle Soup, or any other canned or boxed food.
There is also an urgent need for diapers of all sizes.