West End United Methodist Church

Lost and Found (Sept. 11, 2022)

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Sunday service

The scripture for today is a familiar section of Luke 15 with the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin.  We did not read it, but the parable of the “lost son,” (the Prodigal Son) follows these two.  Although we know them as the “lost sheep” and “lost coin” parables, the points Jesus makes are the fervor with which the herdsman and the woman pursue them, and the joy on finding them.  We likely have had a similar experience of joy after finding something dear that was lost.  Perhaps, though, a point of the parables, told to the religious establishment of the time, is that it is we who are lost, and the parables are adamant at showing God’s relentlessness for finding the lost and the joy of finding us.  (NOTE: The video begins with the Children’s Moment, today a presentation of Bibles, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • Luke :15:1-10


Early Service Bulletin (9/11/2022)

Late Service Bulletin (9/11/2022)


Lost and Found (Children's Bible Presentation and Sermon)