A friendly reminder that while meetings are now resuming inside the church building,
wearing a face mask is still required. Thank you!
Come Worship With Us!
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Worship Bulletin for
August 1, 2021
July 28 Devotional
by Rev. Linda Williams
I don’t know about you, but I am longing for some gentle thoughts. Often those gentle thoughts include memories of family – times spent together in travel, laughing at the silliest things, or just spending a Sunday afternoon being lazy and quiet at home. And thankfully those gentle thoughts aren’t all just “memories” but include present moments of joy and happiness as well.
In previous summers we have focused our discussions on topics like Jesus' parables and a variety of topics promoted by past Bible studies. This summer we want to try something a little bit different. A few years ago, Thoughtful Christian: Faithful Living in a Complex World developed a three-part series called Civility. As America becomes increasingly polarized, many Americans recognize the lack of civility in politics and the problems this creates.
Join us on August 15 following the worship service. Brunch will be served. Weather permitting, we will gather outside, so dress comfortably. Please let us know if you are planning to attend so that we can prepare enough food and material. Please contact Pastor Jamie or Rev. Linda with any questions.
Bible & Breakfast Series
Adult Bible Study
"First and Second Samuel"
book by David C. Hester
Thursday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
This week is the third session in our Thursday evening Bible study of 1 & 2 Samuel which is also our summer preaching series. Second Samuel 7 is the pivotal chapter in the story of David. It records what for later generations was the most important event in his life, the Lord’s covenant with David and his descendants that they would occupy the throne in Jerusalem “forever.” The promise comes at the high point of David’s life, after he has united the nation, moved the ark to Jerusalem, put an end to external threats, and before his serious troubles began.
Coffee & Conversation
For the months of July and August we are changing up our Wednesday afternoon,1 PM via Zoom, gatherings. Summer is a bit more relaxed, so it was decided that when we gather on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, we will gather for conversation without any structured discussion. It will be simply a time to chat and catch up on what’s happening in our lives, our community, or even the world. A weekly Zoom invitation will continue to go out to those interested in gathering. Sign up by calling the church office (686-1360) or emailing Rev. Linda at email@example.com.
Those who have been receiving The Wired Word materials will continue to get those for the 2nd & 4th Wednesday. Of course, anyone new interested in joining in for THE WIRED WORD discussion — "where current events and faith intersect" — you are always welcome; just call to let us know.
Looking forward to seeing you —
August 4th & 18th – Coffee & Conversation (if coffee’s not your thing, any beverage will do)
July 28, August 11 & 25 – The Wired Word
New Voices — New Writers
by, Kaye Walker
"One True Thing"
Recently, there was a documentary on PBS describing the life of Ernest Hemingway. I only caught a few segments of the first two episodes, but learned a few interesting and often quite painful facts about his life and experiences during his childhood . My favorite quote of his has always been: “The world breaks everyone, only some are mended in the broken places.’ He also said, when asked about how and why he wrote to always…”write one true sentence. The rest will follow”. Click here for more information.