Lessons: First Lesson—Psalm 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands
in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; (2) but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. (3) He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. (4) The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. (5) Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; (6) for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. Second Lesson—Mark 9:30-37 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, (31) for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise." (32) But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him. (33) And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you discussing on the way?" (34) But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. (35) And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, "If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all." (36) And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, (37) "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me."
Third Lesson—Joshua 13:1, 6, 7; 19:51 Now Joshua was old and advanced in years, and the LORD said to him, "You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land to possess. …(6-7) I myself will drive them out from before the people of Israel. Only allot the land to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded you. (7) Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh." … (19:51) These are the inheritances that Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the people of Israel distributed by lot at Shiloh before the LORD, at the entrance of the tent of meeting. So they finished dividing the land.
The church office is open Saturday noon to 4 p.m. The office is not open on Sunday mornings. Any member who has a pastoral concern should contact Rev. Steve Heinbaugh. Our Second Mile offering for August was $198.00 for American Red Cross Emergency Fund. The Second Mile offering for September is designated for the Visiting Nurse Association.
Please remember the following in your prayers: Del Enders, Sue & Wayne Berardi, Kermit Duttry, Kathryn Zepp, Janet Graff, Kay Moncada, Marlin Grimm, Lee Heinbaugh, Barbara Isenberg, Dr. Robert Leitzel, and Doris Troutman. Announcements: Trinity has an active Prayer Chain. Please contact the Pastor to make your requests. The flowers on the altar are given by Maynard & Carole Kratzer in memory of parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Kratzer and Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Oxenrider. The church nursery is available during the church service. TURN UP THE HEAT – The Schwan orders are due on or before September 28th to Darla Graff (692-4601) or the church office. Pick up is October 10th from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot behind the church. This is to help with the interest on the furnace loan. Let’s have another successful sale. A thank you card from Amber & Brett Troutman & family is on the bulletin board in the overflow area. Celebrate our return from summer activities and travels with good food and warm fellowship. Everyone is invited to stay for breakfast following today’s service. A free-will offering will be taken with all proceeds going towards the TURN UP THE HEAT Campaign. Friends Helping Friends - shopping passes, for this event at Boscovs’ stores, are available from Carole Kratzer and Eileen Kissinger. Support the U.C.C. Homes Auxiliary by donating $5.00 and receive a ―Shopping Pass‖. See the poster on the bulletin board in the overflow area for details. St. Paul’s UCC (Urban) will have a concert featuring Bryan Sirchio on Sunday, October 14 th at 6:30 p.m. For more information, see flyer on bulletin board in overflow area. The Women’s Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast will be held October 2nd at Kevin’s Place in Lykens. The cost is $8 and reservations are required by Thursday, September 27th and must be paid whether or not you attend. Contact Eileen Kissinger to make a reservation. Members will meet at Trinity at 8 a.m. to car pool. All ladies are invited to attend. On October 7th, we will be receiving the 2012 Neighbors in Need offering. NIN is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. To give to this worthy cause, use your offering envelope and designate NIN under ―other‖ or use the envelopes provided at each entrance.