This week

Sunday, April 30, 2017

          Worship Time: 8:30 & 10:45 am
          Christian Education: 9:30 am for children, youth & adults

Vy NguyenScripture: Genesis 12:1-10

We are excited to welcome Vy Nguyen, Executive Director of the Week of Compassion, as our guest preacher and Adult Ed speaker this Sunday. Vy holds a Master of Divinity from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, and earned his B.A. in religious studies with a minor in environmental sciences from Texas Christian University. Prior to his role at WoC, Vy served more than 5 years with Church World Service for the Southwest Regional Office where he worked with congregations and donors to increase their fundraising portfolio. Prior to his work with Church World Service, Vy worked with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps office in Berkeley, CA where he strengthened relationships between volunteers, congregations, and non-profit agencies. Vy and his wife, Linh Bui, live in Oakland, CA.

Here's a glimpse of his sermon:

In the refugee camp, I remember that every night, as part of my bedtime ritual, I would ask the adults, “Where will we go next?” They didn’t know the answer, but what were they supposed to tell a 4-year-old kid so he wouldn’t be scared? I remember, though, that they dreamed about the new homeland with me. They dreamed about children being able to play on the playground without any worry for their safety. They dreamed about the weather, and about things as foreign as snow! Above all, the adults dreamed that the children would one day be able to go to sleep at night, safe, without nightmares. But I am sure that the adults, after having lived for so many years through the traumatic experiences of war and political turmoil, also understood how the stuff of nightmares could so easily become reality. We all hoped that safety would soon be more than just dreams. For us, hope was found in the dreaming of the future, because the place we left behind was only full of loss - and no hope.

See you Sunday,
Vy Nguyen
Executive Director of Week of Compassion

Also this Sunday:
• Adult Education:
9:30 am in Friends Hall
. More information on the Adult Education page.
• Disciples 101 - April 23-May 14: 9:30am, Pastor's Office
• Journey Study Group - April 23:
more info HERE; RSVP

Upcoming Events:
• Women's Retreat- May 5-6: Information HERE
• SAGE Wine & Cheese Party and Meeting - May 13: Information on the SAGE page
• Annual Twinning Picnic - June 4: Watch for more information & sign-up coming soon!.
• Vacation Bible School (VBS) - June 19-23: Information on the Children's page.

Taking Action and Speaking Up:
Information on how to contact your government officials on the mission page under Hand of Welcome.

On-Going Events:
• Grief Group - meets the first Sunday of the month, led by Jody Gyulay, 11:45am, Room 102
• Mission & Outreach Opportunities:
check the Mission & Outreach page for more information.
• Transforming Families: meets Sundays @ 4pm, in the Pastor's office. Our next meeting is April 23
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology) Street Clean-Up:TBD, read more on the SAGE Page.

Previous Sermons:
Follow this link to listen to Previous Sermons.

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