Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 25, 2013:

We hope to see many backpacks at church for blessings. God gives all of us jobs; things to do that help us to serve God in the world. This is called our vocation. One of the childhood vocations is to go to school. Children can serve God by going to school and learning about God’s world, by being with other people, by being loving toward others. Come worship with us on Sunday with Holy Communion at St. Peter’s at 9:00am and at Messiah at 10:30am. Sunday School classes meet at Messiah at 9:15am and at St. Peter’s at 10:15am. 1:00 pm will be Rally Day Picnic at St. Peter’s, chicken supplied by the church and covered dishes from others. Prayer of the Day: O God, mighty and immortal, you know that as fragile creatures surrounded by great dangers, we cannot by ourselves stand upright. Give us strength of mind and body, so that even when we suffer because of human sin, we may rise victorious through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.