Sunday, July 15 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost

Worship, 9:30 AM

Refreshments, 10:35 AM

 

Fair Trade Items Available

 

When Amos told what he saw when God held up the plumb line of justice next to Israel—that the poor were being trampled—

he was a threat to the power of priests and king. John the Baptist also spoke truth to power, and Herod had him beheaded.

In Herod's fear that Jesus is John returned from the dead, we may hear hope for the oppressed: that all the prophets killed

through the ages are alive in Jesus. We are called to witness to justice in company with them.

 

Tuesday, July 17 - 1:00 PM

Study on Justice

Knutsen Hall

All are invited!

 

 

 

Sunday, July 22 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost

Worship, 9:30 AM

Refreshments, 10:35 AM

Special Congregational Meeting, 10:45 AM

 

 

Mark's gospel makes clear how great was the press of the crowd, with its countless needs

to be met, on Jesus and his disciples. Yet in today's gospel Jesus advises his disciples to get

 away and rest, to take care of themselves. Sometimes we think that when others are in grea

t need we shouldn't think of ourselves at all; but JesusWe are sent from Christ's table to care for others

and for ourselves also honors the caregivers' need.

 

 

Tuesday, July 24 - 1:00 PM

Study on Justice

Knutsen Hall

All are invited!

 

 

 

Sunday, July 22 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost

Worship, 9:30 AM

Refreshments, 10:35 AM

 

ELCA Disaster Relief Benevolence Sunday

 

Today is the first of five Sundays with gospel readings from John 6, the first four of which focus on

Jesus as bread of life. Today Jesus feeds thousands of people with five loaves and two fish.

What we have, what we bring to Jesus' table seems like it is not

nearly enough to meet all the needs we see around us. But it is not the

adequacy of our supplies or our skills that finally makes the difference: it is the power

of Jesus working in the littlest and least to transform this world into the world

God desires, a world where all the hungry are satisfied.

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 30 - 1:00 PM

Study on Justice

Knutsen Hall

All are invited!

 

 

Reprinted from Words for Worship, copyright 2012 Augsburg Fortress

Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.