This week

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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

Rev. Erin WathenScripture: Galatians 3:1-9; 23-29

We’ve been using the Narrative Lectionary in worship since September, and this week is the last text in the cycle. I will admit, I’ve loved most of it, but I was not feeling enthused about another week in Galatians. I thought about going rogue…maybe just ditch the selected text and pick something else. Maybe a Psalm? Or an uplifting selection from Revelation?? But then I read the whole text on tap for Sunday, and it contains this:

There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.

Yeah, that’s a good one. So maybe we will sit with this book for another week, after all. And in addition to the text itself, I’ve been thinking about what we’ve taken away from this whole season of moving through the Narrative Lectionary. The story of God is still unfolding. It didn’t end when Jesus died. It didn’t end when Paul put down the pen. It didn’t end when the Canon closed. It is an ever-moving stream, and we are still discovering our role in the current chapter. What an exciting time to be disciples!

Stay tuned for more info on our summer worship series (starting June 4, Pentecost Sunday)! In the meantime, I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday weekend, and I hope you will make time to worship with us on Sunday. It’s always fun to kick off our summer together.

Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor

Also this Sunday:
• Adult Education:
9:30 am in Friends Hall
. More information on the Adult Education page.

Upcoming Events:
• Annual Twinning Picnic - June 4: Sign up on Sunday!
• Ramadan Dinner - June 14: Save the Date! 8:00 pm in Friends Hall.
• Vacation Bible School (VBS) - June 19-23: Sign up TODAY! 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. (on hiatus over the summer)
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology) Street Clean-Up: June 18, read more on the SAGE Page.

Previous Sermons:
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