Office hours and days
Tuesday - Thursday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
We are located at 9650 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89441 in the Save Mart Shopping Center.
Mailing address: 5245 Vista Blvd F3-205 Sparks, NV 89436
We will be moving to the Sparks United Methodist Church at 1231 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV. 89431. We will have 2 rooms for our offices and will be sharing their sanctuary and fellowship area. There will be a work day at 9 AM on August 5th to help clean the 2 rooms for Pastor Sarah and Sonja. We are very thankful and excited to have found a space in Sparks. Date of move is to be announced.
Worship services are at 8:30 & 10 AM
8th Sunday after Pentecost
July 30th, 2017
"A PLETHORA OF PUZZLING PARABLES"
Pastor Susan Taylor
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCRIPTURES
As Solomon prays for wisdom, we seek to more deeply know the treasures of faith. In today’s gospel Jesus offers everyday images that reveal to us the reign of God: a tree that becomes a sheltering home, yeast that penetrates and expands, a treasured pearl, a net that gains a great catch. Even as we seek the riches of God’s reign, the great surprise is that God’s grace finds us first!
READINGS AND PSALM
1 Kings 3:5-12 Solomon’s prayer for wisdom
Psalm 119:129-136 When your word is opened, it gives light and understanding. (Ps. 119:130)
Romans 8:26-39 Nothing can separate us from God’s love
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Parables of the reign of heaven
Building Update - July 27th
Good news! We received a Grading Permit from the City of Sparks. It is not the Building Permit but it allows us to begin preparations
Sierra Builders will clean the site of vegetation, move the fire hydrant, grade the land and prepare and compact the pad for the building. This will take about two weeks but we will finally see some actual progress!!!
We are still waiting for the Building Permit from the City of Sparks.
Please pray for all the people involved in helping us build our new church home.
Your Building Team; Steve Cajka, Nancy Fleming, Bob & Judy Oliphant.
Play Ball NEXT GAME
The 1st game is SUNDAY, August 6th @ Golden Eagle, Field #14...8:50pm.
The tournament is a win and move on...if you lose you are eliminated.
Shared Harvest: Shopping List for the month of August
Canned Chili - 7 Macaroni and cheese - 55 Saltine CRACKERS - 41 POWDERED LAUNDRY DETERGENT
Aug 27thAssembly will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Thanks to all those that helped assemble and donated for the month of July.
St. Vincent's Food Pantry needs
Remember to pray for those on our prayer list
Prayer should be an important part of our daily lives. Pray for others.
- Pray through our directory. Start with the name after yours and Pray for a different member each day.
Pray for your call team and building team
Question from the week of July 23rd
Q. Who was St Augustine and why do we care?
A. Augustine was a great Christian theologian who lived 354- 430. Martin Luther was an Augustinian monk so St. Augustine's teachings influenced Luther's beliefs.
Reformation Question of the Week
Q. Who was Huldreich Zwingli?
Pastor Sarah Johnson
We look forward to seeing Pastor Sarah at worship with us on August 6th and leading the services on August 13.
Remember to keep her and her family in your prayers as they transition and travel to us.
SAVE THE DATES:
September 10th - “God’s Work Our Hands” With Good Shepherd Lutheran.
We will participate in cleaning up at Idlewild Park.
If you don’t have a t-shirt, There is a Sign-up sheet on the easel.
September 8-10th - Sierra Pacific Synod Women of the ELCA’s 13th BiennialConvention
Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst California. Applications with info are on back table. Questions? Talk with Pennie Sheaffer or call the office.
October 9th , 6 PM - Lutheran—Catholic Worship
in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation at Church of the Little Flower.
Registration is now open for our convention. Service projects, workshops, dynamic speakers, and entertainment...register soon! We still have scholarships available.
Registration will close September 1, 2017. Be sure to send a delegate from your congregational unit to vote on important issues that you will want a say in.
The convention will begin Friday and end on Sunday, with aservice for you (and communion) led by our Chaplin, Rev. Kendrah Fredricksen pastor of Our Savior Lutheran, Quincy. We are excited to have Pr.Kendrah back, she was at our last convention 2 years ago and brought back by popular demand. There will be a Taize service, live entertainment (you are in for a treat with this group!), and much more.
As always, we will be voting for a new 2018 Board so get your nominations in early.
Convention cost is $185, which includes lodging, meals, and all events planned. We will accept a $100 deposit to hold your spot, with the balance of $85 due one week before convention. We will offer 3 fully paid scholarships, apply early! We will again try and meet everyone's special requests for accommodations, so please indicate your roommate preferences on the registration form.
More information will come each month as we share more information about speakers and events, so please read your Cross Currents and share it widely!