The English word vocation comes from the Latin word vocare and means “to call”, or “calling”.
The reformers argued strenuously that every believer in Christ has two callings, or vocations. A primary vocation: discipleship (the cost of which Jesus describes in this week’s Gospel reading). From that flows a secondary vocation: the call to God’s service primarily through ones day-to-day-work.
For some, including both students and educators, that secondary vocation is worked out largely in colleges, universities, public and private schools, and the home.
As we embark on a new academic year, we’re going to explore our common primary vocation, and also honor those who are specifically Called to the Classroom.
After worship, we’re going to have a party. We’ll provide the burgers and dogs, drinks (still and carbonated water)*, and table service. We need you to furnish side dishes and desserts (please sign up here). There will be some fun activities for everyone...a lot of really good stuff for children, mainly corn hole and eating for adults.
Hope to see you Sunday.
*You’re welcome to bring something else to drink if you’d like, but please make it soft. Our gracious hosts have requested that there be no alcohol consumed on site.
Luke For Everyone: Bible Study resumes September 15 at 8:45 AM.
Third Friday Bingo: September 20, 7:00-8:30 PM. We join the residents of the Light House Homelessness Prevention Center for a few rounds of Bingo. Come along! Email email@example.com to RSVP.
Discovery Dinner: September 19, 6:30-8:30 PM. This is an opportunity to meet our Rector and other leaders at Redeemer to share our stories and ask questions. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Sunday Sandwiches: September 15 after worship.
Ongoing Events & Announcements
Chapel at the Lutheran Mission: A spiritual community for those who serve or receive help from the Lutheran Mission. Every Wednesday at 10am. email@example.com.
Thursday Evensong: 7:00 PM at 1996 Generals Hwy, Annapolis. 30-40 minute service of Evening Prayer with singing and scripture readings. Food and fellowship follows.
Food Bank: Annapolis SDA hosts a community food bank every third Saturday, and we can help. Non- perishable foods of all kinds are needed. You can leave your contributions in the “Food Bank” tub in the lobby.