Sunday, July 24, 2016
Worship Times: 8:30 & 10:45 am
As you may know, the National Convocation-- the African American convention of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)--is gathered here in Kansas City this week, for its 24th Biennial Session. You can follow this link to learn more about it. Some of the events, like worship and Bible study, are open to the public with no registration required.
Because of this event, there are many great leaders in town this week. We will be privileged to welcome some of them at Saint Andrew on Sunday. Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley Rea, Director of Refugee and Immigration Ministries for the Disciples of Christ, will be joining us in both services and sharing some of the work that she does on our behalf. She will also give the program for the women's lunch (now an all-church salad potluck lunch!) following worship. - If you have not already done so, please RSVP.
At 10:45, Rev. Ayanna Johnson Watkins will bring the message. Rev. Watkins is the director of the Incubate Initiative with the National Benevolent Association, and will speak about "the blessedness of unity," as witnessed in Psalm 133.
At the 8:30 service, I'll give a brief meditation on Luke 11:1-13. We'll share some thoughts on prayer, and how it is used (often abused) in our political discourse. I want to leave plenty of time for Dr. Rea to bring a good word about welcoming the stranger...and will look forward to hearing my friend Ayanna bring the good news at the later service.
We give thanks for the good work of the gospel that is taking place in our community and world through the larger church--and look forward to a day of celebrating that shared ministry. Can't decide which service is for you? Come to both--and stay for lunch! It will be a good day to be "together in one place."
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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Olathe, KS 66062
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