We welcome you to join us for worship on Sunday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m., our summer service time.
This week introduces a new sermon series Blessing.
The series will be based on the book of Genesis, which is about beginnings with stories of the origins of the cosmos and humankind, and the beginning of the people of Israel.
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: Abraham:
Abraham’s tribe Israel exists not only for its well-being but for the well-being of all other tribes. They are to be a blessing to all the families of the earth. It’s God’s desire to have a people who will be an instrument of blessing to the world. God’s blessing comes with responsibility – it is never for our benefit alone.
Musical contributions will be provided by the summer choir.
Following the service, everyone is invited to gather in the Chalice Room next to the Sanctuary for refreshments and fellowship.
As we begin the summer months, focused Adult Sunday School lessons will be offered. The first in the series is A Study of the Psalms, Sunday mornings in June at 9:00 a.m. in the Dining Room.
Psalms make up some of the most beautiful literature in our religious tradition. Their words are used in multiple aspects of worship and in the prayer life of the faithful. Psalms also offer some of the most challenging and candid conversations with God. We often look at Psalms with an eye on those writings that make us comfortable. What is it about the Psalms that makes us uncomfortable? Do they have something to say to us also? The words of some Psalms may be unsettling, disruptive, and even violent; but, those same words offer us a glimpse into the depth of a soul reaching out to God even in anguish and even in anger. Together, we will look deep into the Psalms that comfort, the Psalms that uplift, and the Psalms that challenge.