This Week

Sunday, May 29, 2016

          Worship Times: 8:30 & 10:45 am
          Christian Education: 9:30 am for Children, Youth & Adults

Rev. Sara Wilcox PattyScripture: Psalm 139: 1-14

I throw around the word “Favorite” a little too much. I proclaim my “Favorite Food”, “Favorite Song” or “Favorite Shirt” a little too much and too often. I shall do it again and dare say that this might be my favorite scripture: Psalm 139: 1-14. How can you not fall in love with words so eloquently written and proclaim your purpose, your beauty and your intended creation? I think these words speak to me so deeply because I have sat with teenagers at camp who have questioned it. I have heard words from friends and colleagues who were told the opposite when they were growing up. I read news articles of hate being spewed from the Bible or religious organizations and wonder… are they missing this part?

This Sunday my wish is for everyone to listen to the words, not just hear them while their mind is wandering or distracted about a grocery list, but truly listen to the words of the Psalmist: “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.” My goal is for everyone to know that they are truly beautiful, welcome and loved. This Memorial Day weekend unofficially “kicks off” all kinds of (My FAVORITE!) summer activities: Mission Trips & Summer Camp. If you feel so inclined or called, consider offering a prayer for the camp directors, counselors, summer staff, Mission Trip sponsors and the organizations in which they will be serving. May they know the words, may they hear the words and may they feel the words of the Psalmist.

Rev.Sara Wilcox Patty, Youth Pastor

Also on Sunday:
• Adult Education: 9:30 am in Friends Hall. More information on the Adult Education page.
• Thoughtful Parents: 9:30am in Room 205. More information on the Children's page.

Upcoming Events:
• Vacaton Bible School (VBS) - June13-17: information on the Children's page

On-Going Events:
• Mission & Outreach Opportunities: check the Mission & Outreach page for more information.
• Transforming Families: meets the 3rd Thursday of every month. This month we will meet on May 19. Here is a LINK to more information.
• Bible Study: second and fourth Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, Room 202/203. (no RSVP needed)
• Grief: A Living Experience with Jody Gyulay: first Sunday of the month, 11:45, Room 102.
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology) Street Clean-Up: June 19, read more on the SAGE Page.

Previous Sermons:
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