Join us for worship and fellowship Sundays at 10 am!
Coffee fellowship immediately following the service

Right now we only have four members signed up to bring side dishes for our Community Pet Blessing and Cookout this coming Saturday. We are hopeful for a good turnout, as we invited our friends at St. Andrews Episcopal Church to join us! Please contact Martha Garner as soon as possible to sign up.
Upcoming Events
10/6, 10/10, 10/13 - 8:30 am

10/6/18 - 4 pm

10/12/18 - 6:30 pm

10/13/18 - 8:30 am

10/13/18 - 9 am

Service Opportunities
But be doers of the word,
and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves .  ~James 1:22
Epiphany Community Garden

Collierville Food Pantry

Collierville Connected Resource Center

Chosen Vessel Ministries

Room In The Inn (RITI)

See upcoming events schedule
for specific happenings!

The Word This Sunday
October 7, 2018
19th Sunday after Pentecost
Today’s gospel combines a saying that makes many of us uncomfortable with a story we find comforting. Jesus’ saying on divorce is another of his rejections of human legislation in favor of the original intent of God’s law. Jesus’ rebuke of the disciples who are fending off the children should challenge us as well. What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God as a child does?

Created for relationship

You crown us with glory and honor.  (Ps. 8:5)

God has spoken by a Son

Teaching on marriage

Pastor Monica's Schedule

Pastor Monica will be attending the SE Synod Leadership Convocation/Bishop meetings from October 14 - 19, 2018. Reverend Paul White will lead a Service of the Word on Sunday, October 14th. Please leave a detailed voice message for Pastor Monica who will return calls as quickly as possible during her absence. 
Pastor Monica's 
60-Second Sermon
"Divorce brings pain to everyone involved, and it’s a pain that can scar a family for generations. In Jesus’ day, divorce could be used by men who simply wanted a younger, prettier, wealthier or more fertile wife: all a man had to do was write out a piece of paper for the divorce to be legal. This left the divorced woman disgraced, penniless and in effect sentenced to death by starvation in the patriarchal first-century Jewish society. Jesus teaches us to honor the vows we make and the relationships we pledge ourselves too, especially in marriage. He understood that in the society of his day, divorced women were viewed as chattel to be discarded and devalued. Jesus also understands that all human beings are imperfect and make mistakes, and that is why he gives himself on the cross, so that God will forgive those mistakes. A marriage defined by abuse, violence, fear and insecurity is already broken; if both partners don’t honestly desire to heal themselves and the relationship, then Jesus reminds us that in him we may find healing grace, even in divorce. There is nothing God cannot forgive, through our baptism into Jesus Christ. If you struggle with reconciling a past or present divorce, please contact me and let me share with you the love of Christ, who accepts you and loves you, just as you are."

Mark 10:2-16

Peace to all,   Pastor Monica
Casserole Drive October 7
Our casserole drive for Trinity Ministries at Peace Lutheran is on Sunday, October 7th. Please bring your 9x13 frozen casserole in a disposable pan to church that day, and label it with what kind it is and any cooking instructions if necessary. If you would like to participate but don't want to cook, you may purchase a frozen 9x13 casserole (ex. Stouffer's Lasagna). Contact Jill Bryson or Jennifer Parker for more information. We will be delivering the casseroles on Monday, October 8 - if you can assist with delivery, please contact Jennifer. Thank you!
Sunday, November 4
Celebration of God's Abundance Potluck

Beginning November 28
Wednesday Evening Advent Dinner
& Prayer/Study

Sunday, December 2
Congregational Meeting

Saturday, December 8
Christmas Fellowship & Caroling
at the Garden

Sunday, December 23
Caroling & Worship at Brookdale
Dogwood Creek Assisted Living

Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
Epiphany Community Garden - Feeding God's People
Worship Servants

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