This Weekend in Worship ...
Preaching: Pastor Steve Knudson
Sermon: "Household of God in the Heart of the City"
The sermon will serve to draw together the theme verse for the 150th, being build into a spiritual household for the sake of God's mission. The sermon will focus on the Ephesians lesson, while also drawing on Jesus teaching of being the bread of life. Jesus is the source of our life, our community, our mission, our purpose. The joy, the purpose, the life, the mission, the fellowship, it all comes from Jesus and the desire of God to bless the world through a people who are formed and gathered and sent by Jesus. We are who God has made us. This will be the penultimate sermon, leading to Burk's 150th celebration sermon on August 25-26.
Scripture Readings: Psalm 149; Ephesians 2:19-22; John 6:51-58 NRSV
Backpack Blessing – Start the school year right by bringing your backpack to worship on Sunday, August 19 at both Sunday morning services. Receive a special key chain/zipper pull charm to put on your backpack to remind you to "Shine Your Light" this school year.
About the series:
The Gospel readings from John 6 focus on Jesus as bread of life. Jesus physically feeds thousands of people with five loaves and two fish; and he describes himself as "the bread come from heaven to give life to the world"
It is not the adequacy of our supplies or our skills that make the difference in the world: it is the power of Jesus working through the littlest and least to transform our earth into the world God desires, a caring community where all the hungry are satisfied.