This Sunday

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 

10 a.m. -  Chapel of the Resurrection

 

Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor, preaching and presiding

All are welcome to worship Sunday morning with Holy Communion at the Chapel of the Resurrection! 


THEME:

Conflict is a part of relationships and life in community. Jesus' words in today's gospel are often used in situations having to do with church discipline. In our first reading, the prophet Ezekiel tells of warning the wicked to turn from their ways, and the Apostle Paul, in the second reading, reminds us that love is the fulfilling of the law. We gather in the name of Christ, assured that he is present among us with gifts of peace and reconciliation.

 

Prayer of the Day:

O Lord God, 
enliven and preserve your church with your perpetual mercy. 
Without your help, we mortals will fail; 
remove far from us everything that is harmful, 
and lead us toward all that gives life and salvation, 
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.


GOSPEL Matthew 18:15–20
Jesus offers practical advice to his disciples on how individuals—and the church as a whole—should show wrongdoers their need for repentance.

15If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."



Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

 

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