This Sunday, June 10, our worship service will be held at 11:00 a.m. and continues the Sermon Series At the Table. A summary of the series if available at the end of this article.
We hope you will feel welcome in our community of faith where we worship God and love all. Our worship style is traditional including warm greetings, fine musical contributions and contemporary sermons based on biblical scriptures.
Rev. David J. Hanna will deliver the sermon At the Table: 5,000 based on Luke 9:10-17.
Jesus finds himself surrounded by a hungry crowd of 5,000 in the city of Bethsaida. He teaches them about the kingdom of God. As the day ends, the disciples seek to send the crowd away; let them go to find something to eat. It’s a reasonable thing to do. The teaching is done and it’s time to eat, so let the crowd go get something to eat. But Jesus says to his disciples, “You give them something to eat.”
Following the service, we invite all to join us in the Chalice Room next to the Sanctuary for fellowship and refreshments.
Adult Christian Education – 9:30 a.m.
This Sunday also includes a continuation of the adult Christian education class based on Walter Brueggemann’s book – Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out. This class is being taught by Student Pastor Ben Fitzgerald-Fye and will run through July 1 with the week of June 17 off. Though it is not necessary to have a copy of the book to attend the class, a sign up sheet is available in the Chalice Room if you would like one to be ordered for you.
About At The Table Sermon Series
We like our potluck meals.
We enjoy our cookouts and BBQs. We look forward to our summer picnics. We celebrate special times of the year and holidays with food.
Some of Jesus’ best stories are about being at the table. There are the stories of the loaves and fish, bread and wine, Mary and Martha, tax collector and Pharisees. Of course, there is the story about the banquet when everyone backed out of their invitation.
Throughout the Gospels, it seems Jesus was either going to or coming from a meal table. Jesus was a foodie. For our next sermon series, we will consider the lessons we learn at the table with Jesus.