Sermon: Go & Make Friends (Luke 16:1-13)

Sermon on September 22, 2019

 

Scripture Reader: Bucky Shepard

Preacher: Rev. Bob Jon

 

 

Luke 16:1-13

16 Then Jesus[a] said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.’ Then the manager said to himself, ‘What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do so that, when I am dismissed as manager, people may welcome me into their homes.’ So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ He answered, ‘A hundred jugs of olive oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.’ Then he asked another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He replied, ‘A hundred containers of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill and make it eighty.’ And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth[b] so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal homes.[c]

10 “Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth,[d] who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? 13 No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”[e]

Youth Group Sleepover at Rock Spot Climbing on Oct 5

Our youth group is going to Rock Spot Climbing in Lincoln RI for a sleepover party.

We will meet at the church by 5 pm on October 5 (Saturday) and have dinner together. We will carpool together there.

The staff at RSC will offer a lesson on rock climbing from 7 pm to 9 pm. We will do our own program and watch a movie after.

We will come back to the church the next morning for breakfast and worship service at 10 am.

If you are interested in joining or sending your child, please contact Pastor Bob at 508-685-6291.

Homecoming Sunday at 10 AM on Sep 15

Our church usually changes its worship time on Rally Sunday. However, starting from September 15, 2019 we have decided to keep the worship time at 10 am. Sunday school children will worship with adults at 10 am. They will join their Sunday school classes after the children’s time during the worship. Every first Sunday when there is Communion, we will not have Sunday school. But we will encourage our children to be actively part of the worship service by participating in lighting the candles, ushering, reading scripture, singing introit with the choir … etc. All our Sunday school teachers are excited and enthusiastic about this change as we seek to worship together and also grow in our love for God through education.

 

So, please come and join us at 10 am on Sundays. You will meet a wonderful group of people who want to serve with you as God calls us all to go out and transform the world in God’s love. This coming Sunday, we will be blessed by the message of our retired bishop, Jane Middleton, as she will share her message “New Beginning.”