Vision and Mission 2016
June 22, 2016
As we continue with summer worship at 10AM in
our sanctuary, we welcome two families who will have their infants baptized and
dedicated. We will say "good bye"
to our Children's Ministry Director, Mare Sieling, and say "hello" to
our new Youth Director, Danny Love.
rooted message from the Galatians text will address how the early church cast a
unified vision in the midst of strong difference of opinion and
conviction. If you have ever been in
church conflicts, or family conflicts (How about national conflicts?), of
course we all have, this sermon may be helpful to you. My attempt will be to make it centrally theological
and practical in application to our own lives.
personal examples from family and church:
My wife's grandfather
was a tea totaling mid-west farmer deeply devoted to the Lord. (He often referred to beer as "horse
urine.") When Claudia and I planned
our wedding and reception 38 years ago, we had to wrestle with the
question: Do we serve alcohol at the
reception and risk offending Grandpa's religious scruples?
I am standing
at the bedside of a dear saint in my former church who is sharing with me what
will be her last words before she dies.
As I emphatically listen, she makes a horribly racist statement. I'm thinking to myself: Do I reprimand her
(correct her racist statement) as unchristian or do I just let it slide?
about sharing joy, receiving forgiveness, singing praises, lifting prayers,
hearing proclamation, and participating in the sacraments. In this experience we re-center our
lives. Come let us worship the
Lord! Pastor Larry
Worship This Sunday
10:00AM Summer Worship
11:15am ASF/Fellowship, Upper Room, CE Bldg.
The Importance of Being United
15:1-11; Galatians 2:1-10
- July 3rd, Andrew Smith
and the All Kid’s Band lead worship (Communion)
- July 9th, 8am, Men’s
Breakfast Club meets @ Emerald
- July 9th, 8:15am, RPC
serves breakfast @ Mary’s Place
- July 17th, All Church
Picnic following Worship