The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, At-Home Service for October 17th

This sermon focuses on the church and the basis of fellowship in the church. The passage read today from the Gospel according to Mark provided a case study regarding such fellowship. James and John asked Jesus, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” Jesus responded by saying to them, “You do not know what you are asking.”

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Pastor Rike’s Sermon

Another way of paraphrasing that response would be to ask, “Are you tone deaf?” People who are tone deaf still make sounds; it just doesn’t matter to them if the sound is a G, a Bb, or a C. The pitches and sequence of those pitches that enable someone to recognize the sounds as a particular piece of music are irrelevant to a tone-deaf person. For a tone-deaf person, any random pitch is just as good as another.

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Video Options

Follow along with the service on video led by Pastor Rike, with music performed by Randy Broker.

The Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost Service for October 17th includes: 
Hymn- O Christ, What Can It Mean for Us performed by the Randy Broker 
First Reading- Hebrews 5:1-10
Holy Gospel- Mark 10:35-45
Sermon by Pastor David Rike 
Hymn- To Be Your Presence performed by Randy Broker