Looking Toward this Sunday June 24, 2018
Scripture Lessons: Amos 7:7-15 and Ephesians 1:3-14
John Ryan will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and 11:00 in the sanctuary.
This Sunday we will hear first from Amos, who was a sheep herder and a sycamore fig farmer before being called to be a prophet. Not many people were fond of prophet, especially those in the northern Kingdom of Israel, who Amos was being called to tell them they were falling short of living God's laws. He spoke against an increased disparity between the very wealthy and the very poor and compared God's coming justice to that of a plumb line, which would destroy the House of Israel. Our second lesson comes from Ephesians where we hear about our adoption into the faith through the agency of Jesus Christ. Together we will explore what these passages have to say to us today, much as they had to say to the first hearers then. We look forward to seeing you in church this Sunday!
Stephanie Johnson and Colleen Bosak-Harrison will sing
Give Ear Unto Me at the 8:30 service.
The Summer Choir will sing Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice at the 11:00 service.
Rusty Knox will sing Come Thou Fount at the 9:45 service.