Sunday, July 5, 2015
Worship Times: This Sunday there is one service only - 10:45 am
Christian Education: there will be no education hour this Sunday for children, youth or adults
This Sunday, Saint Andrew Christian Church is pleased to welcome Rev. Marlene Urban-Funk, the new Director of Guest Services at Tall Oaks Camp & Conference Center, as our preacher.
Scripture: Exodus 20:8-11 and Genesis 1
“Practicing Sabbath is an act of resistance to a culture of anxiety.” Walter Brueggemann
As Christ-followers we are called to live in some ways that are alternative to the larger culture in which we live. We are called to be agents of peace and justice. We are called to be healers of relationships. We are called to include those that our society would exclude, regardless of who they are. We are people who know a God of abundance, rather than a system of scarcity. The spiritual practice of taking and cherishing Sabbath is a way to let go and let God. By practicing Sabbath, as individuals and as communities, we are offering a testimony to everyone around us that we believe in God’s goodness, God’s grace and God’s care. There are voices in our culture that would like us to believe that there isn’t enough for everyone to have what they need. God, through scripture and the incarnation of Christ, says “Wrong! There is more than enough.” Before Sunday can you think, journal or talk with a friend about how you practice Sabbath rest and Sabbath delight; or maybe be vulnerable and share about how you don’t or feel you can’t do that? - Rev.Marlene Urban-Funk
• Mental Health First Aid - July 11:
Facilitated by Pastor Kerry Waller Dueholm, M.Div, MA, Pastoral Counselor &
Certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer; 8am-4pm; Friends Hall. Register by July 5
More information & Registration Form HERE.
• Picnic on the Plaza - Celebration of the Twinning of our sister community, El Higueral - July 12
We'll celebrate our twinning with pulled pork tacos! RSVP and let us know how many are attending,
if you will bring a side dish or dessert, and if yu can help with set up or clean up.
• Mission & Outreach Opportunities: check the Mission & Outreach page for 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: July 19, read more on the SAGE Page.
Follow this link to listen to Previous Sermons.
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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