“Cheeky Counsel”, Luke 6:27-38 Sunday Sept. 25, 2016


Luke 6:27-38

And Jesus said,

27“But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. 30Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37“Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”

Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.

“Cheeky Counsel”

@Copyrighted by Rev. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Cheeky Counsel”, Luke 6:27-38 Sunday Sept. 25, 2016


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Sun., Oct. 2 ~ World Communion Sunday

Globally celebrating communion together…

God calls all of us into being, each with our own gifts and talents,
That we may walk together in hope
God forms a web of relationships between us that bind us together as a community that includes all of our brothers and sisters
That we may walk together in hope
God challenges us to confront the many powers that deny the fullness of life and the integrity of creation
That we may walk together in hope
God comforts those afflicted by war and trauma, calling us to be peacemakers offering opportunities to reconcile relationships with God, humanity and Creation
That we may walk together in hope

& Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering Reconciliation Offering Sunday 

World Communion Sunday offers congregations an opportunity to experience Holy Communion with the global community of faith. The first Sunday of October has become a time when Christians in every culture break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm Christ as the Head of the Church. On that day, we remember that we are part of the whole body of believers. Christians celebrate the communion liturgy in as many ways as there are congregations. World Communion Sunday can be both a profound worship experience and a time for learning more about our wider community of faith.

Communion Bread from Different Countries
As part of the communion liturgy, use multiple loaves baked by members of the congregation using international recipes. Four loaves could represent the four corners of the world; five: the inhabited continents; six: all the continents; seven: the days of creation; ten: the Hebrew Ten Commandments; twelve: the disciples. “Breads around the World,” a resource focusing on bread-baking recipes and worship services for breaking bread from six regions of the world, is available for download, or by calling 866-822-8224 ext. 3208.

  Breads Around the World: AFRICA
  Breads Around the World: CARIBBEAN
  Breads Around the World: CHILE
  Breads Around the World: CHINA
  Breads Around the World: INDIA
  Breads Around the World: MIDDLE EAST

Hymns from a Variety of Cultures
Find hymns from around the world easily in both the Chalice Hymnal and the New Century Hymnal. Hymns are arranged alphabetically by title, country and language.
Global Hymn Resource

Prayers from Different Cultures

Compiled by Karen Farthing of Eden Seminary, the International Resources for Worship Bibliography includes several resources of prayers and liturgical materials from around the world that are currently in print and that note the country of origin of its prayers.
International resources for worship bibliography

  • Sun. Oct 2 CHILDREN’S BIBLE STUDY   BEGINS! 9:30-10:10a.m.
  • Wed. Oct 5 ~Adult Choir, 7:30 p.m. & Ablaze Children’s   Choir resumes weekly   practice, 7:00-7:30 p.m.



booksofarReplenish your library at BARGAIN PRICES!

  • Hardcover $1.00
  • Paperback .50
  • 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 series

Book Donations Welcome

 If you wish to donate books, please drop them off at the church by October 1.  Please call in advance to ensure someone is there when you deliver them (513-754-0777).

Thank you for supporting our missions!

One of the modular classrooms is filling up with books graciously donated for the Compass Christian Church 2016 Fall Book Sale.


On Friday, Sept.  9,  Stewardship Team volunteers  accepted a  donation of 750+ books from a single donor! Thank you so much for this donation!


CCC Booksale Full Picture


October 23-29 Adult Mission trip to SC

disasterThe Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI) is a new collaborative effort between the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries, Church of the Brethren Disaster Ministries, and the disaster ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): Disciples Volunteering and Week of Compassion.


Last October, South Carolina was beset by severe storms and heavy flooding. Today, DRSI is one of only a very few groups still working around Columbia, SC, organizing mission teams for long-term repairs and rebuilding. This is where you come in: volunteer mission teams are needed to serve in the recovery.


On Sunday, Oct. 23, nine (so far) volunteers from Compass Christian Church and others are welcome – (just register by contacting attached email) will travel to East Charleston, South Carolina to stay until Saturday, Oct. 29.  In East Charleston, they will join other   Disciples disaster relief groups to repair and restore buildings damaged by floods last year.  Workers will tear out ruined walls and floors,  re-install drywall, finish and paint —whatever is needed when they  arrive.

Anyone who wants to go on the Home Mission Trip is welcome. The CCC group is not taking a van this year, so individuals must provide their own transportation or carpool with others.  Food & housing costs at the site are minimal.

Work: Most work will be repairs to flood damaged homes. Work days are Monday – Friday with groups welcome to  arrive Sunday afternoon and stay through Friday evening or Saturday morning. Tools will be provided.

Housing: Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, West Columbia, SC   Cooking facilities are available on site; groups will provide their own meals. Mattresses are provided, individuals must provide their own bedding, towels, etc. Showers will be via a shower trailer on site.

Cost: $50 / person to off-set the cost of housing, to be paid via one group check to the host church upon arrival.

For more info about the CCC mission trip to SC,  contact Larry O. or Daun S. you can send a note to admin@trcchurch.org  and put Volunteer in Adult Mission Trip in the subject line.