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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Join Us for a Service of Worship

Sunday, October 13, 2019 11:00 AM
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scriptures include: Psalm 111, Luke 17:11-19 

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled “Thankful Faith”

“Your faith has made you well”…Gratitude isn’t something we do as part of faith; it is our faith. We give thanks to God, and in doing so, we fulfill the first and greatest commandment – to love God. We give thanks for all we have, and thus become generous to others, fulfilling the second greatest commandment – to love one another as God loves us. The inspiring part of the parable we read in Luke isn’t the healing power of a miracle, but the act of faith by the Samaritan who gave thanks for his newfound health. Prayers of thanks are part of our healing and deliverance, and practicing gratitude fundamentally changes our character and makes us more compassionate and loving – more like Jesus.

 

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Join Us for a Service of Worship and Communion

Sunday, October 6, 2019 11:00 AM
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
World Communion Sunday

Scriptures include: Psalm 37:1-9, 2 Timothy 1:1-14

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled “The Treasure of Faith”

 

On World Communion Sunday, the words in this Second Letter to Timothy are deeply meaningful, especially as the Church universal seeks to find its place in this new century of witness. Christians have gathered in many places and times, sharing communion with one another and being a part of God’s universal family. We, like Timothy, are looking for ways to remember why our faith is important to us, and we are trying to find ways to share that with our peers and the next generation, like it was once shared with us. Of course, how we “do” faith changes as often as the world turns, and we have the responsibility to keep a spirit of courage, power, and love as we embark on a path that may lead us to teach the faith in new and innovative ways in these months and years to come. Won’t you join us for a celebration of the diversity of Christianity as we partake in World Communion Sunday and consider our part in continuing to share this legacy and treasure of faith?

 

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The Art for this Sunday is entitled, “The Best Supper,” by Jan Richardson, who is an artist creating images for worship, contemplation, and education. Used with permission. See more of her work on her website at: https://janrichardsonimages.com

Sunday, September 29, 2019

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Sunday, September 29, 2019, 11:00 AM
Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Scriptures include: Psalm 146 and 1 Timothy 6:6-19

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled “Contentment as Spiritual Discipline”

We learn from 1 Timothy that our faith should lead us to contentment and godliness, and away from distractions like disputes and loving money or other idols. It’s amazing how difficult it is for a Christian to take this exhortation seriously, but we are simply part of a broken world that influences how and what we love. Over and over we are reminded in Scripture to love God above all and love our neighbors as ourselves. Yet we spend so much time living as though we love ourselves and our “stuff” most of all. Our passage from 1 Timothy helps us think through what it means to grow in godliness by reminding us that one of the best spiritual disciplines we can have is learning contentment.

 

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Join Us for a Service of Worship

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 11:00 AM
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Scriptures include: Amos 8:5-7 and Luke 16:1-3

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled “Shrewd Stewards”

We are entering into a season where we think about all we have – from ancient times, this season of autumn has been a time of harvest. How we then distribute that harvest – those fruits of our labors – matters to God. Jesus teaches us in the parable of the unjust steward that spreading our gifts to others is how we ought to live, but unlike the unjust steward, we are to be children of light, being stewards of true riches in the Kingdom of God. That means being faithful with whatever we reap in harvest – providing for others, and serving God rather than our own desires for riches.

 

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