~This Week in Worship~

FroMinisterm Pastor Rachel
Today, tomorrow, or on any given day, God can use each of us to bless someone.” Reinaldo

From Pastor Rachel:This week’s quote comes from writer, J.R.R. Tolkien: “Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.”

Question for reflection: What small deed can I do today, what act of kindness and love can I accomplish, for the betterment of the world?

THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP:This Sunday, Pastor Rachel begins a three-week sermon series on The Beatitudes, as found in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5, Verses 1-12 (found on page 4 of the New Testament in the pew Bible). This Sunday’s sermon is entitled, “The Flip Side.” We will also celebrate the Sacrament of Communion. Ashley Adams will offer the Children’s Message, and Walt Rynkiewicz will provide the music. Claudia Anderson will be the Deacon of the Day and the Lay Reader. 

August 14: The sermon is entitled, “Grace Always Bats Last,” with homage to writer Anne Lamott for the title, and will address the beatitude, “Blessed are the poor in spirit….” What does “poor in spirit even mean?
August 21: The sermon is entitled, “Huh?” and will address the beatitude, “Blessed are those who mourn….” Can we find blessing when we mourn?
August 28: Vacation Bible School service! Come and experience what happened at VBS this year!

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