We welcome you to join us for worship on Sunday, July 9 at 10:00 a.m. The service will include the sacrament of Holy Communion.
The service will include the last in the sermon series Blessing based on the book of Genesis.
Through the readings from Genesis, we find God’s purposes universal in scope and God’s blessing all-inclusive in reach.
Rev. David J. Hanna will deliver the sermon Blessing: Chutes and Ladders.
Jacob is running from the wrath of his brother Esau, fleeing the guilt of a stolen blessing. Jacob’s future is very uncertain. And at the day’s end, Jacob is exhausted. So much so, that he drifts into dreamland even as he rests his head on a stone. So much so, that Jacob was not thinking of God, and yet that’s when God showed up. You see, Jacob wasn’t just at the end of the day, he was at the end of his rope. That’s when he began to dream – a dream of a future with God that earlier was unimaginable. An undreamed-of dream until God showed up.
Following the service, everyone is invited to gather in the Chalice Room next to the Sanctuary for fellowship.
Christian Education at 9:00 a.m.
Faith Alive! Practical Wisdom for Putting Love in Action: A Study of the Letter of James
This Sunday will begin a four-week study (Sundays of July 9, 16, 23 and 30) of the Letter of James from 9:00 – 9:45 in the dining room led by Rev. Richard Cassel. Traditionally believed to be written by James the brother of Jesus, this New Testament book is a collection of Proverb-like teachings, based on the teachings of Jesus, especially the Sermon on the Mount. It contains practical teaching of ways we put our Christian faith and love into action. Everyone is welcome to attend!