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Calendar of Upcoming Virtual Meetings in September 2021

    • First Monday: "Stamped From the Beginning" | Book Study | Kathleen O'Hanlon & Joyce Anders
      Zoom Link:  7 pm-8:30 September 27 2021 (first Monday of the month)
    • Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday Morning  New Study Psalms.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information (we formerly met at Panera and may meet at Panera again)
    • Tuesdays: | "On Guard" | Tuesday Adult Education Class 7:00 pm Central Time | Tim VanNasdale
      Zoom Link for meeting:  Tuesdays, (no class on 9/14/21) next class 9/21/21    
      We had another great discussion this week wrapping up the material from Session 1 - What difference does it make if God exists? and began work on Session 2 - Why does anything at all exist? You can see the suggested videos by
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    • Sundays: | SundayWorship Service  We are now worshiping only in the church building at 11 am on Sunday morning,
      The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (9/12/21), is entitled, "Who'd Have Thought It", 17929 Gottschalk Avenue, Homewood IL, Pastor Dudley Elvery's sermon.
      Next Sunday, (9/19/21) Mike Welf, Moderator of the Presbytery of Chicago, Elder at First Presbyterian Chicago Heights and Chaplain for the Chicago Heights Fire Department, will be our preacher.
    • Live Streaming Service can be found on the Worship Page" | Post Sunday Virtual Worship Meet-up is continuing on Zoom  12 noon. - 2 p.m. Sunday
    • The most recent Healing & Wholeness Service date was: Labor Day 7 p.m. Virtual Prayer is always available for individuals' needs | Please email sarmist@aol for prayer needs request

Looking forward | scripture readings for sunday's september 12 worship
Proverbs 1:20-33 and Mark 8:27-38 ceb

Proverbs 1:20-33 Common English Bible

Listen to “Woman Wisdom”
20 Wisdom shouts in the street; in the public square she raises her voice. 21 Above the noisy crowd, she calls out. At the entrances of the city gates, she has her say: 22 “How long will you clueless people love your naïveté, mockers hold their mocking dear, and fools hate knowledge? 23 You should respond when I correct you. Look, I’ll pour out my spirit on you. I’ll reveal my words to you. 24 I invited you, but you rejected me; I stretched out my hand to you, but you paid no attention. 25 You ignored all my advice, and you didn’t want me to correct you. 26 So I’ll laugh at your disaster; I’ll make fun of you when dread comes over you, 27 when terror hits you like a hurricane,
and your disaster comes in like a tornado, when distress and oppression overcome you. 28 Then they will call me, but I won’t answer;
they will seek me, but won’t find me 29 because they hated knowledge and didn’t choose the fear of the Lord. 30 They didn’t want my advice; they rejected all my corrections. 31 They will eat from the fruit of their way, and they’ll be full of their own schemes. 32 The immature will die because they turn away; smugness will destroy fools. 33 Those who obey me will dwell securely, untroubled by the dread of harm.”

Mark 8:27-38 Common English Bible 

Jesus predicts his death
27 Jesus and his disciples went into the villages near Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told him, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others one of the prophets.” 29 He asked them, “And what about you? Who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ.” 30 Jesus ordered them not to tell anyone about him. 31 Then Jesus began to teach his disciples: “The Human One[a] must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and the legal experts, and be killed, and then, after three days, rise from the dead.” 32 He said this plainly. But Peter took hold of Jesus and, scolding him, began to correct him. 33 Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, then sternly corrected Peter: “Get behind me, Satan. You are not thinking God’s thoughts but human thoughts.” 34 After calling the crowd together with his disciples, Jesus said to them, “All who want to come after me must say no to themselves, take up their cross, and follow me. 35 All who want to save their lives will lose them. But all who lose their lives because of me and because of the good news will save them. 36 Why would people gain the whole world but lose their lives? 37 What will people give in exchange for their lives? 38 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this unfaithful and sinful generation, the Human One[b] will be ashamed of that person when he comes in the Father’s glory with the holy angels.”



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