The Rev. Karl Vercouteren, guest pastor, will preach from Matthew 14:22-33 this coming Sunday, August 10.
His sermon title is Stepping Out. Please join us at 10:30.
Worship Bulletin 8-10-14 OP
Her sermon title is Wrestling With God. Please join us at 10:30.
Worship Bulletin 8-3-14 OP
The children visited Summit Springs Village on their first day of Vacation Bible School. Each child spent time interviewing one of the residents. They will return Thursday to make a presentation related to the interviews and to sing. The scriptural focus for VBS is Mark 12:28-31.
Our scriptures for Sunday come from Deuteronomy and from the gospel of Mark. Tim will give a brief message followed by a discussion, or talk-back as some like to call it. Please read and pray on Deuteronomy 10:12-22, 24:17-18 and Mark 12: 28-31 between now and Sunday. You can read them from the Common English Bible here or, if you prefer, read them in your favorite translation. Perhaps as you read them you might pray about God’s expectations of us in relationship to immigrants.
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.
Adult Bible Study resumes this Sunday following the pastor’s surgery and recovery. We meet in the church at 9:15 a.m. We will begin a study of the Letter of James to coincide with the worship and sermon emphases during Eastertide.
On this fifth Sunday of Easter, the focus is on James 2:1-13 (read it here). The sermon is titled The Sin of Exclusion. If you’ve been away for awhile, if you’ve been thinking of coming, or if you are simply curious about the UCC in Condon please join us for Bible Study at 9:15 and/or Worship at 10:30 this week.
If you have questions call Tim at 541-256-0565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org