This Weekend in Worship
Preaching: Pastor Steve Knudson
Sermon: “What's the difference between hope and wishful thinking? Finding Hope in Christ”
For Paul, true spirituality means that we experience the reality of the Spirit, which enables us to pray as God’s children, keeps us in solidarity with creation, and gives us unseen hope that God will liberate us and creation from bondage to death and decay.
Scriptures: Romans 8:18-27 NRSV
Special Music: 9a: Resonaré Bells
Guest Musician Marilyn Mark lead service music on Piano & Organ
10:15 a.m. Sunday Morning Learning
Oct. 22 – Germany Trip Review – Rev. Dr. Steven Knudson, LFC
Pastor Steve walks us through our congregation members’ recent travels to Germany to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther. Come see the pictures of beautiful cathedrals and hear the stories including what it was like to listen to our own Dr. Brett Wolgast play organ in some of the most iconic churches in Europe.
10:15 a.m. Children & Youth Options
Children Ages 6 months to 4 years may use our nursery on the lower level.
Children Ages 3-4 check in at the bottom of the stairs by the Administrative Entrance for Preschool Sunday School.
Children Grades K-3rd check at the top of the stairs by the Administrative Entrance for Kidzone.
Children Grades 4th & 5th check in at the top of the stairs by the Administrative Entrance for Connect 45.
Youth Forum – Previewing the Generation Change study for Youth and their parents. It's hard to show a teen how faith can cross over into every aspect of their lives from relationships to budgets. This gives parents and teens a starting point to look at who God created you to be and how to side-step the clever marketing of the world around us. Check out more and RSVP on the Generation Change page.
Outside of Sunday Morning:
Prayer Shawl Ministry Gathering –
On Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. to noon, we want you to come and be encouraged and inspired by Prayer Shawl Ministry Team leaders, Marla Thompson and Jeri Lueders and other faithful, long-time members of the team as you learn how to create the beautiful shawls we give to people in need of prayer.
You can knit as you visit with friends and there is always a helping hand for those who would like to learn how to knit or crochet a prayer shawl while praying blessings into your work.
Landmark Joint Catholic-Lutheran Worship Service
Sunday at 4 p.m.
Following the world-wide dialogue initiative, Catholics and Lutherans in the Cedar Rapids/Marion area will gather for a landmark common worship at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. The service will start at Immaculate Conception. Halfway through participants will walk cross the street and finish at First Lutheran Church. Refreshments following.