We will be looking at Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-18 this week. Coming from the elder testament, it was one among those texts that Jesus called scripture. Jesus even quoted parts of Deuteronomy in the gospels. Writing 600 years before the birth of Jesus, many “Deuteronomists” believed that those who found favor with God were blessed by good fortune and that those whose lot in life was harsh, were being punished by God. Gradually, this view of God changed. Jesus quotes Deuteronomy, part of his Bible, in the gospels because of their value in teaching us how to live a life faithful to God. He does so despite his variance with their idea of a god who actively curses people.
The Condon United Church of Christ invites the community near and far to join in a Service of Installation for their pastor the Rev. Tim Graves on Sunday, June 22 at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
Ordained by the UCC’s ecumenical partner the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the UCC recognizes his credentials. Though he has been serving the Condon UCC for nearly 1-1/2 years, Tim chose to pursue and has now received ministerial standing with the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ. This ritual of the UCC, confirms and celebrates the covenant between a local church and a newly called pastor and teacher and reaffirms the covenantal relationship of all the churches in the association.
Representatives of the Central Pacific Conference UCC will join us in celebrating our ministry together.
You can read the pastors bio here: https://condonucc.wordpress.com/pastor/