Lessons: First Lesson—Psalm 124 A Song of Ascents. Of David.

If it had not been the LORD who was on our side-- let Israel now say-- (2) if it had not been the LORD who was on our side when people rose up against us, (3) then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; (4) then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; (5) then over us would have gone the raging waters. (6) Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! (7) We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! (8) Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Second Lesson—Mark 9:38-50 John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us." (39) But Jesus said, "Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. (40) For the one who is not against us is for us. (41) For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward. (42) "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. (43) And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. (44) (OMITTED TEXT) (45) And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. (46) (OMITTED TEXT) (47) And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, (48) 'where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.' (49) For everyone will be salted with fire. (50) Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another." Third Lesson—Joshua 14:6-15 Then the people of Judah came to Joshua at Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know what the LORD said to Moses the man of God in Kadeshbarnea concerning you and me. (7) I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought him word again as it was in my heart. (8) But my brothers who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; yet I wholly followed the LORD my God. (9) And Moses swore on that day, saying, 'Surely the land on which your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance for you and your children forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.' (10) And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, just as he said, these forty-five years since the time that the LORD spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness. And now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old. (11) I am still as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then, for war and for going and coming. (12) So now give me this hill country of which the LORD spoke on that day, for you heard on that day how the Anakim were there, with great fortified cities. It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall drive them out just as the LORD said." (13) Then Joshua blessed him, and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance. (14) Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed the LORD, the God of

Israel. (15) Now the name of Hebron formerly was Kiriath-arba. (Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim.) And the land had rest from war.

Announcements: 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, Doris Troutman, and Stanley Dreibelbis. Trinity has an active Prayer Chain. Please contact the Pastor to make your requests. The flowers on the altar are given by Shirley Zerby & family in memory of Eva Zerby. The church nursery is available during the church service. The Adult Sunday School class will meet today following the service. Be sure to attend. TURN UP THE HEAT – The Schwan orders can be picked up on October 10th from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot behind the church. 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. 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. The Women’s Guild meeting will be held on October 9th, 11:30 a.m. at the Ned Smith Center. Members are reminded to bring a bagged lunch. Members will meet at Trinity at 11:15 a.m. to carpool. All ladies from the church are invited to attend.

First United Methodist Church will hold the First Annual Apple Festival on October 13th at 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.at the New Life Center in Millersburg. For more information, see flyer on bulletin board in overflow area.

St. Paul’s UCC (Urban) will have a concert featuring Bryan Sirchio on Sunday, October 14th at 6:30 p.m. For more information, see flyer on bulletin board in overflow area. The Millersburg Ministerium will be hosting a bus trip to Washington DC on Monday, November 12th. Deadline to register is November 1st; if you are interested, they would like a count to confirm the bus rental by October 21st. For more information, see flyer on bulletin board in overflow area. Colonial Park UCC, Harrisburg will hold a pancake breakfast on October 20th from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. See flyer on bulletin board in overflow area for more details.

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