Worship Focus 

Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church
June 18, 2017
Scripture Passage
Questions for

Who has most wounded you? How have your struggled to forgive a "repeat offender" who has hurt you again and again?
Why does Jesus seem to encourage his disciples to forgive when punishment would seem more appropriate? 
How will this call to forgive be tested in Jesus' life when he he is betrayed by his closest friends, the religious authorities, and even those crucified beside him?
What can we learn from Jesus about justice and grace?
Quick Links  

The Way of Forgiveness :: Extend Grace
The Rev. Karin Hejmanowski, preaching 
We are just finishing a wonderful week of Vacation Bible School here at church. The campus has been buzzing with so many kids learning about the love of God through the story of Joseph.
This Sunday we will be joined by numerous families who are not regularly a part of our church...and some who are not part of any church. Please wear your name tag and look for someone new to welcome to our community. A simple introduction of, "I'm not sure I've met you before, my name is _____." can open a wonderful conversation.
Come and hear the kids sing their VBS theme song and we will continue our series about grace and forgiveness.
I look forward to seeing you at 7:50 a.m., 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. in worship.
Theme for the Day
Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.  
 -Anne Lamott
Scripture Passage
Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?" Jesus said to him, "Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. "For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.' And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, 'Pay what you owe.' Then his fellow slave fell down and pleaded with him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt. When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?' And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart."