Beloved Concordia Family,
What a GREAT weekend we have in store for our church family and community! All the details are below. Please plan to come and bring a friend or two … or more! Please Remember: Loyalty Sunday Weekend is THIS weekend.
Loyalty Sunday Weekend
This weekend is one of the very special weekends in the life of our beloved Concordia. It is called Loyalty Sunday Weekend and it harkens back to our earliest days. In short, it is the time when we take a moment to not only make financial commitments for next year, but then, we bring them forward together as a statement of our commitment to one another and the mission God has given to our Concordia family.
There are several options for participating in Loyalty Sunday Weekend:
- Place your pledge in the pre-addressed envelope and mail it back to Concordia.
- Send an email to Jesse Martinez, our Business Manager, at Jessem@concordia.cc. He will record your pledge and send you a confirmation email in return.
- Go to http://www.concordia.cc and submit your pledge via the link that says “Loyalty Weekend Pledge.” Once again, you will receive a confirmation email indicating that we have received your pledge.
Please remember: All pledges are confidential.
For those who submit their pledge by mail or electronically, there will be a special blue card in the pew backs called a “Commitment Acknowledgement.” I hope you will fill this out and bring it forward on Loyalty Sunday Weekend to indicate that you have already made your pledge.
We’ll give instructions at each of the services. However, so you have an idea of how it will work, (as in previous years) you will be invited forward with your faith promise cards during the offering time, immediately after the ushers (who are collecting tithes and offerings) move past your row. I’d encourage you, if you are in worship with family members, to come forward as a family.
ConcordiaFest – Sunday 2-6 PM
This Sunday from 2-6 PM, we will have food, games, rides, face painting, and lots of other fun activities. I hope you’ll plan to join us for this GREAT event. If you want to volunteer, simply walk up to the volunteer check-in station and let them know. Invite a friend, bring your family and plan to have a blast!
Texas District Pastors’ Conference
Concordia is hosting the Texas District Pastors’ Conference next week, October 28-30. As a part of the conference, we are having a special Communion worship service on Tuesday, 10/29. YOU are invited. The service begins at 7 PM in the Sanctuary.
This Week’s Message
This week we will continue our mini-series called: Treasure(d). Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).
As we celebrate Reformation Day, we remember that we are God’s treasure. In fact, God treasures us so much that He sends His Son to die so that we might be saved. In Mark 10, when Jesus meets a rich young man, He immediately treasures him: “Jesus looked at him and loved him” (verse 21). But this rich young man, unlike Zacheaus, doesn’t respond to Jesus’ love in faith. We will try to understand how that could happen in our message this weekend.
Our text for this weekend is from Mark 10 …
17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good-except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.'” 20“Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.” 21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. 23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:17-27)
I am looking forward to a wonderful weekend. Please be a part of our celebrations!
God bless you,
Pastor Bill Tucker