Sunday, November 19, we continue to explore the topic of how money can’t buy the true treasures in life.

The series is focused on how we are inundated regularly and repeatedly with explicit and subliminal messages that try, often successfully, to entice us with shouts and whispers to believe that there are certain “things” we must possess to make us happy, satisfied, and fulfilled. But, we know these are false claims. The immediate sense of happiness and satisfaction fade because the things that money can buy are temporary. Yes, it is nice to have things that money can buy. But from time to time, we need to stop and check to see if we have the things that money can’t buy, like love, gratitude, hope, generosity, peace, integrity, and meaning. A loving relationship with God and loving relationships with others, these are life’s  true treasures.

This week, the Rev. David J. Hanna will deliver the sermon Money Can’t Buy: Keep On.

On the road to Emmaus, Cleopas and another disciple are heartbroken, downcast, disillusioned on that long way. Their hope for the future was dashed against a stone tomb. Imagine shoulders slumped, heads bowed, feet dragging with the burden of death and defeat. And they must have thought: “Jesus is dead. He’s gone, and it’s all over. He has been killed, and without him we are nothing. We had followed him, trusted him, hoped in him.” A long road. It is a picture of disillusionment. We have all trudge on that long road at one time or another. The question is how do we deal with disappointment as Christian people?

We welcome you to join us at 11:00 a.m. for worship and fellowship immediately following the service.