Friday, August 26, 2016

This Sunday

No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. And we are glad to see you.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

This Sunday



Scripture: 
Jeremiah 2:4-13
Sermon: 
“Where is the Lord?”


Hymns:

 


God of Grace and God of Glory
No. 436 black hymnal

Shadow and Substance
No. 398 black hymnal

Praise to the Living God
No. 8 black hymnal
Words of a Modern Day Prophet:
When human beings give their heartfelt allegiance to and worship that which is not God, they progressively cease to reflect the image of God. One of the primary laws of human life is that you become like what you worship; what’s more, you reflect what you worship not only to the object itself but also outward to the world around. Those who worship money increasingly define themselves in terms of it and increasingly treat other people as creditors, debtors, partners, or customers rather than as human beings. Those who worship sex define themselves in terms of it (their preferences, their practices, their past histories) and increasingly treat other people as actual or potential sex objects. Those who worship power define themselves in terms of it and treat other people as either collaborators, competitors, or pawns. These and many other forms of  idolatry combine in a thousand ways, all of them damaging to the image-bearing quality of the people concerned and of those whose lives they touch.”

N.T. Wright