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Back Page: October 30, 2011

On the Sunday Nursing Home Ministry, Brian Smith writes …we were blessed with 30 residents at the service. Anna Bates played special music. Anna, Rachel, and Janice accompanied our hymns. Alice read her poem, ” Purpose in Life.” Tim Bates prayed and read scripture. Alan Steward and Phil and Pat McKishen assisted the residents. I spoke on “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”  Thanks to all who are involved in this ministry!

Today is Reformation Sunday.   It was on October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther protested the sale of indulgences by the Roman Church. He enclosed in his letter a copy of his “Disputation of Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences,” which came to be known as the 95 Theses.  Luther objected to a saying attributed to Johann Tetzel that “As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs.”  The well known “Solas” came as a result of the labors of the great Protestant Reformers; men like Luther, Calvin, Zwingli and others.

THANKS to all who help with meals for someone recovering from an illness or surgery.  If you want to help with this some time, let us know by calling the church; Mona Costa oversees this ministry.

We began a 4 – part study on Wednesday nights.  This Discipleship series will be printed and available for your use.  These studies will include a teacher’s manual and a student book.  I will teach through the lessons and make amendments before these are printed.  You will benefit the most by being here for the original studies.

– Pastor

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