Old vs. New – Pentecost 17A 9/27/20

We generally value traditional thinking and traditional practices…but today, in our Gospel reading Jesus challenges us to discard some of the “old” ways in favor of the “new”.  This sermon explores Jesus’ invitation to embrace new theologies and new perspectives on life – and to step out of our comfort zones.
This is Part Two of the Sermon Series, “What is Fair, Anyway?”


Worship Bulletin

Kid’s Celebrate Bulletin    New this week!

Spark Worship Bulletin (Pre-Reader) New this week!

Announcements for Sept. 27

New Link for Zoom Bible Study, Wed. at noon

Meeting ID: 829 4727 4304

Passcode: 002314

Your Help is Needed:

SAVE THE DATES: On Oct. 4 at the conclusion of an abbreviated liturgy concluding at 9:30 a.m., a very important special congregational meeting will be held in person and on Zoom to vote on setting our course for the future. All members are kindly asked to attend.  This meeting is in addition to our meeting normally scheduled for Dec. An email with the invitation and agenda was sent out on Sunday, Sept. 20. Please call the church office for more details.

A fall clean up day is scheduled for Sat., Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. (raindate 10/18). Please contact Pat Wood if you are unable to attend but would like a job to do at a time that works better for you.  Please bring your own tools.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, we will have our second annual Vendor/Craft Fair from 10-3 p.m. Click here for a flyer to share with your friends and family. Please share the event from our Facebook page as well.  We really need your help before, during, and/or after this most important community outreach/fundraising activity.  If you would like to help Barbara Osborne and her team, please email her at sothvendorday@gmail.com

STREAMING IS HERE!: We are excited to announce that you can now view our service live at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday. Click on this link to see the service and subscribe to our SOTH channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH8w_r1Rb9HH7i6SD15Tu6w  Don’t worry if you missed the live broadcast.  All services are archived on our channel. Many thanks to all who worked so diligently to make this possible. We will discontinue Zooming our service on Oct. 11. You can also search for us on Facebook and like our page. https://www.facebook.com/SOTHNJ/.


Christmas wreath ordering time is here. Orders can be placed from now until October 25, 2020.  Wreaths will be delivered the week of November 23rd and will be available for pickup starting Sunday, November 29th, just in time for Advent.  This is to help raise money for the Thanksgiving food baskets.  You can order in person at church, or you can order online using the Google form below.

Christmas Wreath Order

Please join us in support of the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry:
Over the past four months, the Pantry has fed 22,747 people, a 13.4% increase over 2019, including 8,310 children! in addition, their annual fundraising dinner has been postponed due to the pandemic.  They have reached out for our support. Any amount you can offer would be greatly appreciated.  Please send donations to:  Sparta Food Pantry, 32 Main St. Sparta, NJ  07871.