Pastor’s Weekly E-Mail Message – September 28, 2014

Flash!  This Sunday, September 28 – Is it better to say you will follow through on a task and then fail to do it; or to say you will not do it, change your mind, and then do it?  Come and see what Jesus has to say about this (Matthew 21:28-32, below) in his parable of 2 sons.

Spark Sunday School is experiencing the story of Creation at 9 AM – music, games, snacks and more.  The Adult Bible Class continues a study of the Gospel of Luke at 9 AM.

Harvest Home Sunday is October 5!  Let’s fill our worship space with canned soup, tuna, meat, fruit, vegetables, rice, etc. – all for our food insufficient neighbors in Easton and Bucks County.  Use your special “Harvest Home: offering envelope in your 2014 box.  Monetary donations will help the Lord’s Pantry and ProJect of Easton purchase in bulk, very economically, the items they need most.

The CROP Walk is fast approaching – Sunday, October 19.  Registration is from 12:30-1:30 PM at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Riegelsville.  The walk begins at 1:00 PM, crossing Route 611 onto the Delaware River Towpath.  The 1 mile walk is to just north of Route 212 and back.  The 6 mile walk goes past Trauger’s Farm to just north of Route 32 and back.  Information, publicity, and pledge sheets are available at the church.

You can also go online to learn more or to donate online.  See our website for the link to donate to CROP online, or register online at  Click on our congregational team, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Durham.  25& of your donations go locally to the Lord’s Pantry and Riegelsville Interfaith Meals on Wheels.  75% goes to feed the hungry around the world.  Our 2014 CROP Walk goal for the Cluster congregations and Palisades community is $5,000.


 Matthew 21:28-32 – The Parable of the Two Sons

 28 ‘What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.” 29He answered, “I will not”; but later he changed his mind and went. 30The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, “I go, sir”; but he did not go. 31Which of the two did the will of his father?’ They said, ‘The first.’ Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, the tax-collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax-collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.

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