discover more: together Scriptures: Genesis 17:15-19; 18:1-2, 9-14 NRSV Preaching: Pastor Steve Knudson Sermon: “Discover God's Faithfulness" Sermon Synopsis: Abraham and Sarah are old, beyond the normal years for having children. God restates the promise of a family, and both Abraham and Sarah laugh in disbelief. They had given up on the promise, there was nothing more to discover or learn when it came to promise of children. They were done with God. God was not done with them. Sometimes in the journey of faith, we come to moments when it seems there is nothing more, that the trail of promise is closed, and we give up on God. The story of initial disbelief on the part of Abraham and Sarah is familiar, for often we too have given up and do not believe there is anything more to discover. The surprise in the journey of faith happens when we pay attention to God’s surprising ways to fulfill God’s promises and to experience the grace of God in unexpected way.
Have you registered your children? We are taking many safety precautions for the health of our children, but it all starts when you Register your children today. To begin our year together, we held a super-important parents meeting online to go through our health and safety protocols, and talk about the shifts in our usual patterns we will make to help people stay in safe, masked, small-group settings. All the details can be found here.
“The History of Christianity in Ireland” It's probably not surprising to hear that St Patrick didn’t really drive the snakes out of Ireland, but did you know that he wasn't even Irish? Our favorite historian, FLC member Mike Bryant will help you learn the true stories of Christianity in Ireland at 10 a.m. on Sundays, Sept. 11, 18 & 25. Join us in-person at the church, or join us online via Zoom here.
Worship Times: Saturday: 5 p.m. Traditional Sunday: 9 a.m. Traditional Worship Service; 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Learning 11 a.m. Celebration Worship Service