(10-11-21) St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, located at 1538 Oregon Road, Rockford, OH welcomes Carrie Cubberley to the pulpit on Sunday, October 17, 2021.

Her message, entitled “The Upside Down Kingdom” is based on the Gospel Lesson Mark 10:35-45 ~ for those of you who like to follow the scriptures.

The Request of James and John

35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”

36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.

37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”

38 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”

39 “We can,” they answered.

Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, 40 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.”

41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. 42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Carrie will also be having The Children’s Message time during the service.

Carrie is the daughter of Pastor Doug and Sheila Meyer and is from Celina where she is an English teacher at Celina High School.

The community is invited to come and join us at 10 AM.

The Consistory at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ has called a congregational meeting of its membership for Sunday, October 17, 2021. Voting will take place after the morning service and members are asked to attend at 10 AM.

Please call Becky Shope 419-363-2227 for any questions regarding the worship services.

Visit the St. Paul’s UCC – Rockford Facebook Page for information as well.