We are experiencing wonderful celebrations of special groups of people in our life together this month! This week is marked as Memorial weekend across our nation, honoring those who have died in the service of their country. We will also remember those who have lived and died in service to this church family. I hope you will join us at 8:30 or 11:00 for our Memorial Communion Service this Sunday.
Our sermon series, Tending the New Creation, will conclude next week. These last two lections both come from Ephesians. This week we read from Ephesians 1:3-14. It is a cosmic description of the work God has done in Christ for the whole of creation. We will carefully walk through this passage to connect with what this means for how we live a new life in Christ. The sermon title is, “Original Blessing.”
I commend the book Gardening Mercies, by Laurie Kehler, to you for your summer reading. It is rich with gardening tips for growing things well and applications of how that translates to our growth in faith. You can still get one at the church Information Desk ($15) or check one out in the library, in you are interested.
Join us Sunday as we honor and remember our faithful who have passed on this last year.
I recently asked you to tell me your favorite Bible verses. We now have the results. I will develop a sermon series around the “Top Ten” choices, but now I want to invite you to guess the passage that received the most votes! Email your best guess to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the Information Desk.