September 25, 2016
Worship Times: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Genesis 37: 3-34 and 50: 15-21
The story of Joseph and his brothers actually spans chapters 37-50 in the book of Genesis. Fortunately, you won’t have to listen to ALL of that this Sunday! But you might want to review some of it in your Bible – you could even re-watch Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to get the gist of it. It’s one of those great stories filled with dreams, dysfunction, love, deception, heartbreak, forgiveness. But it’s not one of those Bible stories where God visibly appears in a burning bush, or where God’s voice is clearly heard calling in the night, cluing the reader in to where and when God is at work. In this story, much like our own family stories, folks are just living their lives, trying to do their best (or not) just like we are. And it’s left to us to figure out -- where is God in the Joseph story – or in our own story? Is God at work here, and if so, how are we to recognize or understand that work?
This Sunday is the beginning of “Light a Candle for Children” – 40 days of prayer leading up to our annual observance of Children’s Sabbath on October 30. This is a time to be in prayer for the needs of children at home and around the world – and you’re invited to bring a candle (in a votive holder please) to place on the communion table throughout this prayer vigil.
See you Sunday!
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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