~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:Our quote this week comes from the poet Rumi: “Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.” Questions for reflection: In what ways do I cherish what is comfortable? How is God calling me out of my comfort zone to something new? What do I fear most about this call? What excites me most about this call?
This Sunday we will address the horrific murders in Orlando. Pastor Rachel will preach a sermon entitled “What Have You to Do With This, Jesus?” based on Luke 8:26-39 (found on page 82 of the New Testament in the pew Bible). We will commission our youth and their leaders who are preparing to leave on their mission trip to Tennessee. Dr. Jane Ellingwood will offer the first of her monthly Creation Care Moments. Walt Rynkiewicz will provide the music. Claudia Anderson will be the Deacon of the Day and Lay Reader.
Looking forward to the following Sunday, Pastor Rachel will preach a follow-up sermon entitled, “Delete Your Account,” based on Luke 9:51-62, and discuss the ways in which we seek to remain civil to one another in times when we don’t see unfolding events in the same way, and how we can learn to listen to one another during difficult discussions.


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