We welcome all to join us this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for worship, which will include warm greetings, fine musical contributions and a traditional service in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere.
Elder Barkley Butler will deliver the sermon Playing by God’s Rules based on Matthew 5:38-48 and 1 Samuel 17:1-11, 32-49.
It is David who sees in Goliath’s challenge not just a challenge to Israel and its army but also a challenge to Israel’s God. And it is David who knows that he can’t fight on Goliath’s terms – or on Saul’s terms or in Saul’s armor, for that matter. He must trust in God rather than in force of arms to protect him. We too must try not to get lured into living by the world’s standards of power and violence and hate but rather to follow Jesus’ example to always respond in love, difficult though that often is.
Following the service we hope you will join us for fellowship in the Chalice Room next to the sanctuary.