10th Sunday after Pentecost

Community in Christ Lutheran Church

August 14, 2022

Welcome to worship! We are glad you are here today!

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Confession & Forgiveness                                                                                                                                          


Hymn                         “Shout to the Lord"                                                                                                                                       ELW 821 




Hymn of Praise

Prayer of the Day


First Reading: Jeremiah 23:23-29

23Am I a God near by, says the Lord, and not a God far off? 24Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the Lord. 25I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, “I have dreamed, I have dreamed!” 26How long? Will the hearts of the prophets ever turn back—those who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart? 27They plan to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, just as their ancestors forgot my name for Baal. 28Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let the one who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? says the Lord. 29Is not my word like fire, says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces? The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. 

Second Reading: Hebrews 11:29:12-2

29By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. 30By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. 31By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace. 32And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—33who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, 34quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection. 36Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented—38of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground. 39Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect. 2:1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Children's Message 

Gospel Acclamation


Gospel - Luke 12:49-56

The Holy Gospel according to Luke, the 12th chapter.

Glory to you, O Lord.


[Jesus said:] 49“I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! 51Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! 52From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; 53they will be divided: father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” 54He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. 55And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. 56You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?” The Gospel of our Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.


Hymn of the Day                   “Change My Heart, O God”                                                                                                             ELW 801  

Apostles' Creed

Prayers of Intercession

Sharing of the Peace


Offertory                                "Let the Vineyards Be Fruitful"                                                                                                              

Offering Prayer 

Holy Communion    

Lord’s Prayer     (Sung)

Lamb of God

Distribution of Communion & Special Music/Hymns

                                         "The King of Love My Shepherd Is"                                                                                                       ELW 502                                               "What Fest of Love"                                                                                                                               ELW 487   

Post Communion Blessing & Prayer 

Sending Hymn                        “Lead On, O King Eternal!”                                                                                                         ELW 805



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The Coffee Cart will be available before service at 9:30 a.m. and again after the service. Please enjoy a treat and some fellowship under the breezeway!

Tuesday Bible Study: Meets weekly at 10:30 a.m. in the Narthex. 

Usher and A/V Teams: Are you interested in learning more about being a worship usher or about what role you could play on the A/V team? Both groups are looking for more volunteers to add to the rotation. If you would like to learn more contact Pastor Michael at 


Worship and Communion Assistants: Would you like to help lead worship or distribute communion?  If so, please let Pastor Michael or Pastor Lisa know at your earliest convenience.  Training and instruction will be provided!  

Altar Guild: Volunteers are needed! Contact the church office if you are interested in volunteering.

Help Need After Worship on Today! The floors of the preschool classrooms will be waxed on Monday, the 15th. If you can help move the furniture out into the hallway it would be very much appreciated! Also, anyone that can return on the 16th to move it back into the rooms would be appreciated too! Questions? Contact Stephanie in the church office at 704-892-0120 or swheeler@communityinchrist.net.

August Grocery Cart: “Gently-Used” Clothing!!! Do you and/or your family have shoes and clothing that no longer fits, or you don’t wear anymore?  During the month of August 2022, CIC will be collecting those “gently-used” items in the Grocery Cart!  All the clothing will be donated to Lydia’s Loft in Huntersville, NC for the local families they serve.  All types of shoes and clothing for men, women, children, and babies can be donated as long as they are in good, wearable condition (clean, no stains, no tears/holes). Clothing appropriate for children to wear to school, and adult work attire are especially welcomed! 

Specific items of particular need at this time are:

· Women’s dresses (sizes 18-24)                              · Men’s shirts (size small) and pants (size 28-30)

· Children’s clothing (sizes 6-14)                            · Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths

· Bed sheet sets (twin, full, queen, king)                 · New socks and underwear (Men’s, Women’s, Children) 

Please put your donations in trash bags and place them in the grocery cart.

SAVE THE DATE!!! This Clothing Drive is in preparation for CIC’s 2022 “God’s Work. Our Hands.” church-wide service project which will be held on September 11 directly after worship (11am-1pm).  Individuals and families of all ages are encouraged to participate!

Happy Times Seniors: The August Luncheon will be at Joey’s Fine Pizza, 7913 Natalie Commons Dr. in Denver at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17th. All seniors 55+ are invited to join this awesome group! RSVP to Ron Major at  704-622-0517 or HunterRon35@hotmail.com.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: We will continue to meet in person in the CIC Spirit Center on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Plan to join us if you can for some fellowship, idea-sharing, and fun!  If you are interested in coming to the in-person meetings, please contact Kathy Dutton at mamabissy@gmail.com and she will send you the necessary information.  Of course, you can also participate in this important ministry at home by crafting items, and bringing them to CIC.  

Card Ministry: We will take a break for the month of July. Please join us when we return in August! Need more information? Contact: Kathy Shugarman at shugs02@gmail.com or 940-300-2290.

Quilting Ministry: This is a new ministry! If you enjoy sewing or want to learn please join us! We will meet on Thursday, August 9th & 23rd, at 10 a.m. in Classroom #1. Please note the time change. Questions? Contact Barbara Eaker at 704-483-2060.

New Members Class, August 21st following worship: Are you interested in learning more about the congregation? Are you ready to join CIC? Please reach out to Pastor Michael and Pastor Lisa (pastormichael@communityinchrist.net and

pastorlisa@communityinchrist.net) by August 15th to talk more about upcoming New Member Class opportunities. The next New Member Class will take place following worship on Sunday, August 21st following worship. The Welcoming of New Members in worship will take place on Sunday, September 11th. 

Back to School Blessing – Sunday, August 28th: All students, teachers, staff, and faculty of schools helping the minds and character of others of all ages are invited to come forward during worship on Sunday, August 28th! While some school years will have already started and others will be beginning soon, we take time to pause and pray for a safe academic year filled with growth, learning, relationships, and fun.

Save the Date! – Family Camp at Camp Agapé: Head to Camp Agapé, located about 45 minutes south of Raleigh, September 2-5 for a weekend of Family Camp! Grow closer to God, in community with your family unit with daily worships and devotions. Enjoy God's beautiful creation with hikes, archery, and swimming. Pastor Lisa & Pastor Michael are the chaplains for the weekend providing family devotions and leading worship. Find more information here:  https://agapekurebeach.org/retreats/family_camp/

Golf is returning to CIC! CIC Golf Tournament at Northstone Country Club!!! Mark you calendar for August 22nd!

The fun and fellowship will begin at 11:00 with registration and warming up on the driving range. The shotgun start will tee off at 12:00.

The fee will be $30 per player (or if you sign up a foursome it will be $100 for the foursome).  The fee will include a box lunch, a round of golf with cart, and a buffet dinner for you and your family!  We anticipate dinner being ready at 5:30 - for those whose spouse or family will be meeting the golfer after the round. If you are not playing golf, please feel free to join in the fellowship for dinner.  A free-will offering will be taken.

There will be raffle tickets, mulligan’s, string, hole sponsorships ($50) and playing a hole from the red tees for a small donation.

You may sign-up via the signup genius or on the sign-up sheet in the narthex.  Please indicate the number of golfers, the number of people that will be attending dinner, and if you want to sponsor a hole (maximum of 72 golfers).  Sign-up by August 17th.

Payments can be made online or via check to CIC.  All proceeds will go towards CIC’s Youth Ministries.

We are also looking for people to drive golf carts to supply golfers with hydration, distribute box lunches and to help with coordinating the raffle.  Please see the volunteer sign-up sheet to register for those important positions! You can also sign-up here.

Please see or contact Pastor Michael (pastormichael@communityinchrist.net), Pastor Lisa (pastorlisa@communityinchrist.net) or Paul Miller (p.k.miller1@gmail.com) with any questions or if you would like to volunteer. 


Aug 14— 9:30 a.m. & following worship Coffee Cart (Breezeway); 10 a.m. Worship (Sanctuary & Livestreamed); following moving furniture from preschool rooms to hallway

Aug 16 - 10:30 a.m. Bible Study (Narthex)

Aug 17 - 11:30 a.m. Happy Times Luncheon (Joey Fine Foods); 1:30 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry (Spirit Center)

Aug 21— 9:30 a.m. & following worship Coffee Cart (Breezeway); 10 a.m. Worship (Sanctuary & Livestreamed); following New Member Lunch (Fellowship Hall), Council Meeting (Narthex)