“Best Job Ever” – (Isaiah 55:1-3; Romans 12:1-8) Labor Day Weekend Sept 4, 2016
(Isaiah 55:1-3; Romans 12:1-8)
Our first reading comes from the prophet Isaiah.
1Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. 3Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.
Our second reading comes from the letter to the Romans.
1I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. 3For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, 5so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. 6We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; 7ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; 8the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.
Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.
“Best Job Ever”
@Copyrighted by Rev. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Best Job Ever” – (Isaiah 55:1-3; Romans 12:1-8) Labor Day Weekend Sept 4, 2016
Some Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities:
- Wed. Sept. 7 ~ 7:30 p.m. ~ Adult Choir rehearsal for performance on Sun. Sept. 11
- Wed. Oct 5 ~ Ablaze Children’s Choir resumes weekly practice, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
- Fri. Sept. 9 – Sun. Sept.11 Ohio Women’s Ministries Retreat at Camp Christian
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY make no-sew blankets:
- Sat. Sept. 10 ~ Hiram College Alumni Volunteer Day, 9:00 a.m. – Noon at Compass Christian Church 6771 Tylersville Road, Mason OH 45040
Making no-sew blankets, just bring a yard of fleece and linen. You do not have to be a Hiram College Alumni to attend. They will be donated in our community.
Used a video from YouTube to show instructions on how to do a no-sew blanket:
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – serve at Over-The-Rhine Soup Kitchen:
- Sat. Sept. 24 9:00 a.m. Over-the-Rhine Soup Kitchen ; click here https://compassc.org/2016/09/01/volunteer-opportunity-over-the-rhine-soup-kitchen-saturday-september-22/ for additional information
Faith Alliance SING OUT AGAINST POVERTY FUNDRAISER
- 12:00-5:00 p.m. Faith Alliance SING OUT AGAINST POVERTY
Compass Christian Church is proud to be a member of Faith Alliance. Please join us for this event.
- Saturday | September 24, 2016
- 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- The Square at Union Centre in West Chester
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24th, for Sing Out Against Poverty, the First Annual Faith Alliance Music Festival! THIS EVENT IS FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and runs from Noon to 5PM at The Square at Union Centre!
Bands from five Faith Alliance Church Partners will play Christian Rock and Praise Music including: Bethany UMC, Crestview Presbyterian, Lord of Life Lutheran, Royal Redeemer Lutheran and Saint Maximilian Kolbe Catholic.
Festival admission, food and beverages, and all children’s activities will all be FREE!. Net proceeds from event go to support Faith Alliance programs and outreach ministries benefiting local individuals and families in need.
SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE!
Deadline to sign up for a corporate or individual community sponsor is September 1st. For more information go to: Click here
- Sun. Sept. 25 & Oct. 2 ~ Special Offering, Reconciliation Sunday
Why Have a Special Offering?
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has a history dating from the 1960s of sharing our resources to address the racism of our society and the racism within our own church. We have called this process the Reconciliation Ministry.
We receive this offering in the fall and use the funds throughout the year to give grants to the pro-reconciliation/anti-racism initiative to organize to dismantle systems and structures that perpetuate this sin of division.
If your preference is to give online here is the link: https://docgeneralassembly.webconnex.com/rm
A must watch video; How a single story , or having a stereotype of people of places is an incomplete story. She promotes no negativity, only understanding.
Our Used Book Sale: Saturday OCTOBER 15, 2016
Invite your friends: go to https://compassc.org/2016/09/02/fall-used-book-sale-saturday-october-15-2016-10am-3pm/ for additional details.
Where: Compass Christian Church 6771 Tylersville Road Mason OH 45040
When: October 15, 2016 sale lasts from 10 am – 3 pm
Variety of genres: children’s, youth, teen, fiction, non-fiction, reference, educational and much much more!
Cost of Books:
- $1.00 Hardcover
- 50 cents Paperback
- Coffee Books Hardcover – Prices vary; priced to sell
- Individual book series (multiple books sold as a series) 1/4 of the original cost of the book series
Book Donations are Welcome!
If you want to donate some books please drop them off at the church by October 1st . Please call in advance to ensure someone is there when you deliver them 513-754-0777.
Thank you for supporting our missions.
Adult Mission Trip: Sunday October 23 to Saturday October 29
- Sun. Oct. 23 – Sat. Oct. 29 Disciples’ Home Mission Trip to East Charleston, South Carolina
This area is still recovering from flood disaster. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join or get additional information on this Adult relief mission trip.
At its core, Disciples Volunteering is about helping Disciples grow as Servants. Where do you see God as you serve? How are you being challenged by what you are seeing, by the relationships you are building? How are you growing as a Disciple of Jesus? How is God shaping your heart for serving with others? Are you willing to “Get Dirty for Jesus”?
TRCC has a long history of serving those in need in our region and through all parts of the USA:
View our yearly adult mission trips go to https://compassc.org/outreach-2/disciples-home-missions-adult-mission-trips/
and our yearly youth mission trips go to https://compassc.org/outreach-2/disciples-home-missions-youth-mission-trips/