Worship Times: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Scripture: Mark 10:13-16
The past few weeks, we’ve opened worship by lighting a candle for children, and sharing a prayer for some of the children we serve: at Washington Elementary, through the Migrant Farmworkers Project, and in El Higueral. This week, we’ll celebrate the week of Children’s Sabbath with a service of blessing for our own children.
The disciples thought Jesus was too busy to be bothered by children—or maybe they thought the kids would get chocolate on his robe?—but whatever the reason, Jesus said, “no, let them come to me.”
People of faith still struggle with letting the children come to Jesus. We support systems that limit resources to the poor; we put up borders that prevent refugees from seeking sanctuary; we glorify violence, and fail to model peace. In so many ways, we often fail to welcome the smallest, most vulnerable of God’s people. Jesus’ challenge to those long-ago disciples extends to us, too… Let the children come. Let them come into the fullness of life and safety and well-being.
We’ll hear this story on Sunday, as we continue to pray for the children in our many places. The staff is working on a ‘team-preach’ experiment that will help us tell the story in 3 different voices. Actually… 4 voices. You’ll have a part, too.
Adult Education Offerings:
• Blood Drive - October 27
• Regional Assembly - November 1
Our Shalom Statement
Saint Andrew Christian Church is a shalom community; a gathered people, seeking God’s peace, justice, healing, and wholeness in every part of our lives and world.
Celebrating our diversity, rejoicing in our unity, we welcome and affirm all children of God of any color, class, sexual orientation, age, gender, ability, or thought.
As members of the family of God, we share our beliefs, doubts, struggles, and growth.
Recipients of God’s boundless grace, forgiveness, and love, we in turn offer our gifts and invite the fellowship, gifts, leadership, and spirit of all who share God’s passion for shalom.
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