July Sermon Themes
July 6: Life Together Colossians 3:12–15
The writer to the church at Colossae refers to us as “God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,” in urging the church to be faithful to its vo-cation. As we begin our journey together it is good to be reminded that we are God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved and that God calls us to be in ministry together.
SUMMER WORSHIP – ALL IN THE FAMILY
I have entitled this summer’s sermon series, All In The Family. Throughout July and August we will be looking at some of my favorite passages of scripture out of the Book of Genesis. We will be fol-lowing the descendants of Abraham and Sarah as they live out and into God’s promise. God prom-ises Abraham that he will have descendants as numerous as there are stars in the heavens. These characters will be the ones to carry on God’s promise.
July 13 Loss and Love Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Isaac is mourning the death of his mother Sarah, Abraham sends his servant, back to the old country to find a wife for Isaac.
July 20 Hairy and Grabby Genesis 25:19-34
Isaac’s two sons, Jacob and Esau, continue to struggle with one another, as they did in the womb. In spite of deceit and trickery, the story of Israel’s origin continues.
July 27 Crazy Dreams Genesis 28:10-19a
Jacob, fleeing from the wrath of his brother Esau, beds down for the night, with a rock for a pillow and dreams a crazy dream about a ladder to heaven.
The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
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This group is designed as a support group for those who has experienced the death of a loved one.
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