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Current Service Information

There is now one service at 10:00 a.m. preceded by Adult Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.  Mask are required entering/exiting the Narthex and Nave. Once seated, those members fully vaccinated may remove their mask during the service. Holy Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month. Families may commune together.

Digital Offering/Giving Option Feature

Introducing SJLC's Secure Online Offering Link
to the ELCA endorsed host Tithe.ly Website (click here for access)

Instructions
- Use Signup in upper right corner to create a personal, secure account.
- Login on subsequent visits.
- Use the "To:" pull down menu to select from the four SJLC primary fund options.
- Optionally, create a recurring offering using either:
- Credit Card (Card Number, Expiration Date & CVC) or
- Bank Account ACH fund transfer (Routing & Account Number)

See "News Section" for expanded details regarding this new option

 

Sunday after Pentecost

"But he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
(Mark 10:48)

Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus

Mark 10:46* They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside.
Mark 10:47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Mark 10:48 Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Mark 10:49 Jesus stood still and said, "Call him here." And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; get up, he is calling you."
Mark 10:50 So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus.
Mark 10:51 Then Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "My teacher, let me see again."
Mark 10:52 Jesus said to him, "Go; your faith has made you well." Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

NSRV & Believer's Study Bible (BSB) Notes

[Mark 10:46] (vv. 46-52) This is the second blind man that Jesus healed in Mark's Gospel (see note at 8:23 follows here : (vv. 23-25) The unusual procedure of healing the blind man in stages is intentional, and is meant to portray the gradual understanding of the disciples. Physical sight is often used as a metaphor for understanding (cf. 8:18, 21). That Jesus could heal instantaneously is evident in His previous acts and in the consistent use of "immediately" in these miracles. The disciples have slowly come to understand that Jesus is the Messiah, and even after Peter's confession in v. 29, they still have only partial sight, in that they do not understand the kind of Messiah He truly is).

In v. 48 blind Bartimaeus recognizes Jesus as the "Son of David" (a messianic title -- cf. Isa. 11:1-5; Jer. 23:5, 6; Ezek. 34:23-31; Matt. 1:1). His recognition stands in sharp contrast to the spiritual blindness of the religious leaders Jesus will encounter in Jerusalem.

Readings for week of October 31st
Reformation Sunday
First: Jeremiah 31: 31-34
Psalm 46
Second: Romans 3: 19-28
Gospel: John 8: 31-36

 

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NEW Sunday Worship Services at 10:00am (see News Section for detailed updates)
New Adult Sunday School 9:00am
Youth Sunday School Suspended UFN

Tuesday & Thursday Bible Study (Academic Bldg, Rm 5 & Online) at 10:30 a.m. (see News Section for Details & Online Instructions)
Wednesday Holy Communion Service (Sanctuary) Noon [
Suspended UFN]

 
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