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Sunday, June 25 – Third Sunday after Pentecost

  Worship, 9:30 AM

Refreshments, 10:35 AM

Our Daily Bread Benevolence Sunday

 

Jeremiah knew the frustration of having his words rejected. Jesus declares that his words

may notbring peace, but division. In baptism we are buried with Christ that we may walk

in newness of life. As we take stands for the sake of justice and lose our lives for the

sake of others,we neednot be afraid. The hairs of our head are counted. In baptism we are

marked with the cross of Christ forever.

 

 

Sunday, July 2 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship, 9:30 AM

Refreshments, 10:35 AM

 

The welcome of baptism is for all God's children. This baptismal gift sets us free from the power of sin

and death. In today's gospel, Christ promises that the disciple who gives a cup of cold water to the

little ones serves Christ himself. From worship we are sent on our baptismal mission: to serve the little ones

of this world and to be a sign of God's merciful welcome.

 

 

 

Sunday, July 9 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship, 9:30 AM

Refreshments, 10:35 AM

 

The mystery of God's ways is sometimes hidden from the wise and intelligent. Jesus associates with the

We gather to be refreshed by Christ's invitation: "Come to me, all you that are weary." Gathered around word,

water, and meal, we find rest for our souls.

 

 

 

Sunday, July 16 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship, 9:30 AM

Refreshments, 10:35 AM

 

God's word is like the rain that waters the earth and brings forth vegetation.

It is also like the sower who scatters seed indiscriminately. Our lives are like seeds sown in the earth.

Even from what appears to be little, dormant, or dead, God promises a harvest. At the Lord's table

we are fed with the bread of life, that we may bear fruit in the world.

 

 

 

Sunday, July 23 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Worship, 9:30 AM

Refreshments, 10:35 AM

 

It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds

Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. With Paul, we long for the day that all creation

will be set free from bondage and suffering. Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place

our hope in the promises of God, and from the Lord's table we go forth to bear the fruit of justice and mercy.

 

 

 

Sunday, July 30 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship, 9:30 AM

Refreshments, 10:35 AM

 

As Solomon prays for wisdom, we seek to more deeply know the treasures of faith. In today's

gospel Jesus offers everyday images that reveal to us the reign of God: a tree that becomes a

sheltering home, yeast that penetrates and expands, a treasured pearl, a net that gains a

great catch. Even as we seek the riches of God's reign, the great surprise is that God's grace finds us first!

 

Reprinted from Words for Worship, copyright 2012 Augsburg Fortress.

Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.