Sunday, November 4, 2018
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints Sunday
Worship at 8:45am and 10:00am
Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” –John 11:40-44
Guest Preacher, Rev. Oden Warman, will be preaching at both services, “We Live in Hope”
Today we acknowledge our instinct and our hope that death is not longer the end of everything and that we can live our lives without fear of death. It changes everything.
Scripture: Revelation 7:9-17, John 11:32-44
Pray for our world (from the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle ): Oceania: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia (Maohi Nui), Kanaky, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Rev. Oden Warman served as a pastor in the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church for 40 years. His education was at Dickinson College and Wesley Theological Seminary where he received his M.Div. in 1973. He retired as lead pastor at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh, PA. in 2014. Oden provided conference leadership for many conference programs over that time including serving as the District Superintendent of the Washington PA District. His passions have been preaching and teaching and reaching out to children and youth through educational ministries. He encouraged travel to the Holy Land and has led tours there five times. Oden is a supporter of camping, particularly, Jumonville in Fayette Co., PA. He makes his home with his wife, Debbie, on his family’s homestead in rural Maryland where he enjoys gardening.