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21st Sunday after Pentecost

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 7220 Southeast Cesar E Chavez Boulevard Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)

Today's gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who's number one, which leads Jesus to say something about God's take on importance and power.  Here Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God's community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominate culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great.  When we pray 'your kingdom come' we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression.  We pray this gathered around the cross, a sign of great shame transformed to be the sign of great honor and service.  

Readings this week:

Isaiah 53: 4-12

Psalm 91: 9-16

Hebrews 5: 1-10

Mark 10: 35-45  

Serving this Week:

Communion: Betty B.

Reading: Penny F.

Usher: Tom F.

Communion Alter Care: Betty B.

Counter: Betty B.

Fellowship: Sieglinde D.

Earlier Event: October 15
October Church Council
Later Event: October 21
Neighborhood Walk