Reflection for Worship . . .
Our text in worship this week is an account of Jesus healing a number of persons with various diseases and casting out demons who "recognize" him as the Messiah. Jesus retreats to pray and the disciples come to find him, and his response to the growing demand for healing others is to make a choice to continue a journey to neighboring towns to proclaim his understanding of God and heal persons elsewhere. As we face a period of transition and perhaps making some choices about the ministry of our own community, we will consider where we are called as a church. Most of us come to church for healing and renewal - and also to ask for direction in our lives. Where can we serve in our community of Pasadena and Los Angeles - what might change look like for us and for our future? Come join us on Sunday for worship at 10AM in our Chapel!
-- Rev. John H. Pomeroy
Also on Sunday
We will have our Winter Business Meeting this following worship. We will begin with a potluck brunch at 11:15 AM and our business items will include: the approval of minutes from June 4, 2017 Spring Business meeting, a year-end report for 2017, updates from our leaders on our ministry, the sale of our building and the 2018 budget to be approved
. All members are encouraged to attend the meeting in the East parlor. Please bring healthy finger food to share and drop off to staff in kitchen before worship so they can prepare it for us.
Childcare will be available during the meeting in our church nursery. Older children may relax in our youth room.
Copies of the book Chasing Francis will be for sale for $10 each. Sign-ups for small group meetings in homes to discuss the book will also be available.
Opportunities for Service:
Thanks to all who donated money or items for Bad Weather Shelter folks. Pastor Marlene dropped off the first load to FID. Items still needed are: socks, umbrellas, disposable pouches, twin size sheets, and all sizes of men's underwear and undershirts. Please bring to church and we will transport to FID. Many thanks!!
See below for articles related to a local Habitat build site, Union Station meals and the Bad Weather Shelter dates coming up.