Sermon Audio/Video for Pentecost 18B

Sermon audio and video from around the Carolinas Mission District

From Least to Greatest – Mark 9:30-37
Pastor David Nuottila
St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Chapin, SC

The Family Resemblance – Psalm 116:1-9
Pastor Mike Greenauer
Trinity Lutheran Church – Flat Rock, NC

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Sermon Audio/Video for Pentecost 17B

Sermon audio and video from around the Carolinas Mission District

I Believe, Help My Unbelief – Mark 9:14-29
Pastor David Nuottila
St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Chapin, SC

Summer Sermon Series: Elijah the Prophet of Courage and Confrontation
How Friendship Can Turn You Around – 1 Kings 19:15-21
Pastor Dieter Punt
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC

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Sermon Audio/Video for Pentecost 16B

Sermon audio and video from around the Carolinas Mission District

Crumbs of Grace – Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-17
Pastor David Nuottila
St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Chapin, SC

Summer Sermon Series: Elijah the Prophet of Courage and Confrontation
How The Fallen are Restored – 1 Kings 19:1-21
Pastor Dieter Punt
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC

Touched – Mark 7:31-37
Pastor Mike Greenauer
Trinity Lutheran Church – Flat Rock, NC

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Update: Clergy Retreat: October 1-3, 2018

It’s not too late to register for the 2018 CMD Clergy Retreat, Oct. 1-3 at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island, SC! If you haven’t already registered, please call CMD treasurer Kathy Hefner this week at (704) 462-1035 and indicate if you will be mailing in your registration fee or bringing it with you. This year’s program will largely consist of a Bible Study led by the Rev. Carl Haynes, pastor of Christiana Lutheran Church in Salisbury and former CMD Dean, based on the book The Spirituality of Wine by Gisela Kreglinger and the Scripture passages therein. See the attached letter for further details.

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Clergy Tax Information: Informational Meeting

The Catawba Valley Cluster will host a special meeting at St. John’s, Statesville, next Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 10:00 A.M. Tax Consultant David Tanner will be offering information regarding new tax laws concerning clergy. The meeting is open to all CMD pastors, congregational treasurers, and visitors. Special thanks to Pr. Gil Gilbert, Asst. Dean for the Catawba Valley, and Pr. Ernie Sheldon and St. John’s for hosting.

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Reformation Lutheran to Install New Pastor

Welcome to Pr. Alan Daugherty, called to serve Reformation Lutheran Church in New Bern, NC. His Service of Installation will be on Sunday, October 7, at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a meal at 5:00. Clergy are invited to vest, and the color of the day will be green. The address for Reformation is:

4143 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562

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Update: Service of Ordination

Services of Ordination and Installation

The Service of Ordination for Todd Cook to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament has been postponed because of the hurricane. The service will now be held at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilmington, NC, on Saturday, September 22, at 2:00 p.m., with a small reception to follow. Clergy are invited to vest, and the color of the day will be red. All clergy planning to attend should RSVP to Pr. Sam Zumwalt at szumwalt@bellsouth.net.

The address and phone number for St. Matthew’s are:

St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
612 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC, 28403
(910) 791-4582

The Service of Installation for Pr. Cook will be at Miller’s Lutheran Church in Hickory, NC on Sunday, September 30, at 4:00 p.m., with a small reception to follow. Clergy are again invited to vest, and the color of the day will be green. The address and phone number for Miller’s are:

Miller’s Lutheran Church
2280 12th Ave. NE
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 324-8847

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NALC/CMD Disaster Response: Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is projected to make landfall along our coastline tomorrow. Mary Bates, the NALC’s Disaster Response Coordinator, will be bringing more than 1000 flood buckets and 1000 health kits from the Ohio area to supplement our current collection at the St. John’s warehouse. At this point, St. John’s will serve as the primary staging area, with distribution sites to be determined. Mary and Pr. Ernie Sheldon, the CMD Disaster Response Coordinator, are requesting that congregations limit their material donations to bottled water, Bibles, and the flood buckets/cleaning supplies, health kits, and school kits described in the document below. No clothes donations are required at this time.

NALC Disaster Response Kits

Please coordinate your collection efforts with St. John’s Disaster Response Team and Pr. Ernie Sheldon at (828) 612-6439. While St. John’s prefers that each congregation handle the transport of its donations if possible, they are willing to help with the collection if necessary. Please bring all material donations to:

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
740 N. Center Street
Statesville, NC
Pr. Ernie Sheldon: (828) 612-6439

Gift cards (Lowes and Home Depot) should be designated “NALC Disaster Response” and mailed to St. John’s at:

St. John’s Lutheran Church
740 N. Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677

Monetary donations (100% of which will go to Hurricane Florence relief) may be made directly online to NALC Disaster Response.

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Sermon Audio/Video for Pentecost 15B

Sermon audio and video from around the Carolinas Mission District

Learning and Living God’s Word – Deuteronomy 4:19, Mark 7:14-23
Pastor David Nuottila
St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Chapin, SC

Summer Sermon Series: Elijah the Prophet of Courage and Confrontation
Who Is Lord of Your Life? – 1 Kings 18:16-40
Pastor Dieter Punt
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC

Gear Up ! – Ephesians 6:10-20
Pastor Mike Greenauer
Trinity Lutheran Church – Flat Rock, NC

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Sermon Audio/Video for Pentecost 14B

Sermon audio and video from around the Carolinas Mission District

Hearts Near to Christ – Isaiah 29:11-19, Mark 7:1013
Sermon for Homecoming Sunday
Guest Preacher – Pastor David Wendel, Asst. to the NALC Bishop
St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Chapin, SC

Summer Sermon Series: Elijah the Prophet of Courage and Confrontation
A Prophet’s Work Is Never Done – 1 Kings 18:40-46
Pastor Dieter Punt
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC

Changing the Narrative – Mark 7:1-13
Pastor Mike Greenauer
Trinity Lutheran Church – Flat Rock, NC

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