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We currently have returned to our Nave for in-person worship at 9:30AM with Holy Communion.

July 25, 2021 | 9th Sunday after Pentecost

Today is the first of five Sundays with the gospel readings from John 6, the first four of which focus on Jesus as bread of life. Today Jesus feeds thousands of people with five loaves and two fish. What we have, what we bring to Jesus' table, seems like it is not nearly enough to meet all the needs we see around us. But it is not the adequacy of our supplies or our skills that finally makes the difference: it is the power of Jesus working in the littlest and least to transform this world into the world God desires, a world where all the hungry are satisfied.

As we move forward, we continue to keep everyone's safety in mind. Some folks are still wearing masks and that is okay. We are asking that you be courteous to each other and support the decisions of everyone who is present. Communion is being done in a continuous fashion right now. We are still not singing in the Nave but hopefully at some point in the near future we can begin to sing again but for now we are challenged by singing in that it is a fast way of spreading the virus. We want to be considerate of everyone present especially the younger children who are not vaccinated.

Pastor Kerns will be on vacation the next two Sunday's, August 1 and 8. Pastor Jeffrey Compton will be the supply pastor for those two weeks. We hope that those of you who are comfortable in coming to worship will continue to do so in Pastor Kerns' absence. If there is a pastoral emergency while Pastor Kerns is away, please contact the church office.

You will find the scripture readings and the message for this week in the links below. I offer you the peace of Christ and pray that you are all safe. Keep yourselves in prayer and scripture to keep yourselves strong and able to overcome any concerns that you are facing.


REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
Marilyn Koones, Lindsay Madara, Connie Krause, Ashley Economopoulos, Randy Engle,
Karen Holtzman, Ed Holtzman, Deb Cernugel

"Twelve baskets full"

Read Pastor Kern's Full Message

 

 

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Church On The Hilltop

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1214 Crosby Street, Linglestown, PA 17112
Phone: 717.545.4211 Fax: 717.545.4212
E-Mail: pastor@churchonthehilltop.org

 

Readings for 9th Sunday After Pentecost

2 Kings 4:42-44
Psalm 145:10-18
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21

We encourage you to open your Bible to read the scripture passages before reading Pastor Kern's message.