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

August 29, 2021 | Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Jesus protests against human customs being given the weight of divine law, while the essence of God's law is ignored. True uncleanness comes not from external things, but from the intentions of the human heart. Last week Jesus told us "the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life" (John 6:63). Now James says God has given us birth by the word of truth. We who were washed in the word when we were born in the font return to it every Sunday to ask God to create in us clean hearts.

We have been worshipping without a mask mandate as of late. But there are new concerns now with the Delta Variant of the virus infecting people in our community. Our first concern is people's safety when you enter the church. 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. Other churches in our Synod have gone back to masking so that the children and those unvaccinated can come to worship masked and be safe. The Task Force will be continuing to meet and monitor the spread of the virus and make recommendations to council. Unfortunately, we may ask you all to put on your masks again for the safety of everyone including our children when they come to worship.

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.

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.

Lindsay Rotsch, John Potteiger, Marilyn Koones, Lindsay Madara,
Connie Krause, Ashley Economopoulos, Randy Engle,
Karen Holtzman, Deb Cernugel


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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


Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
Psalm 15
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

CLY Calendar 2021-2022

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