Divine Service: The 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Oct
20
8:30 AM08:30

Divine Service: The 19th Sunday after Pentecost

On October 20th, join us for worship at 8:30 or 11 am, along with Sunday School & Bible classes at 9:45 am!

Before God, men, women & children plead incessantly for justice in the face of rebellion & adversity. (Luke 18:1-8) Those who know & confess Jesus bear the weight of guilt & need His Word of undeserved acquittal; God's Word is the solitary source of that promise. It teaches, corrects, declares righteous, & equips us for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:14-4:5) Scripture, in its entirety, is that living, breathing, vibrant account of God continually striving by the side of His chosen people -- delivering them from sin. (Genesis 32:22-30)

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM: Worship

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: Sunday School & Bible Classes

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM: Worship

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Reformation Sunday: Morning Prayer
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Reformation Sunday: Morning Prayer

On October 27, we will have ONE worship service at 10 am. Sunday School & Bible Class will happen before the service, at 8:45 am. A dessert reception to welcome our new members will be held in our fellowship hall immediately after the service!

God's Law leaves us speechless, because it condemns us & holds us accountable to Him. By the Law, every sinner is unmasked & declared guilty. But in Jesus Christ, by His blood, we receive faith, which justifies us apart from the works of the Law. (Romans 3:19-28) Thanks be to God that Christ gives us this good news; by it, sin is forgiven & sinners declared innocent! (John 8:31-36) This is our freedom in Christ proclaimed throughout every nation, tribe, language & people. (Revelation 14:6-7)

Please plan to attend this afternoon’s Reformation Hymn Festival as well! The festival will be at 4 pm at St. James Lutheran Church (2040 Oakwood Ave NE in Grand Rapids), led by pastors & musicians from Messiah, St. James & Our Savior.

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Reformation Hymn Festival
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

Reformation Hymn Festival

On Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. St. James Lutheran Church is hosting a festive service. St. James is celebrating its organ’s 50th anniversary and commemorating the Lutheran Reformation.

The choirs from Messiah, Our Savior and St. James will be forming a combined choir. Keith DeJonge and Beth McKay from St. James, and guest organists Rick Krueger (Messiah) and Christina Roberts (Our Savior) will be playing the organ. St. James’ handbell choir will be ringing along with a special brass ensemble. Brief reflections by local pastors will be presented for three of the hymns. All attendees will be invited to take part by joining in and singing some uplifting hymns.

The service will be about 1 ¼ hours in length with light refreshments to follow. All are welcome!

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