Join us for worship this coming Sunday, August 13, “Second Sunday,” at 10:00 am when instead of just the Pastor sharing his thoughts on a passage of Scripture, the whole congregation has a chance to “preach” the Word. Pastor Mark will lead those in worship in a “conversation” about the Bible text — this Sunday, Luke 12:13-34 with Jesus’ advice about avoiding worry. While you can just sit and listen, everyone is encouraged to respond to questions, ask questions, and to share their thoughts about what the Lord seems to be saying to us. Here is the discussion sheet that will also be available at the service. Read, think it over and be ready to see what helpful word God’s Spirit might be seeking to say through YOU!
CHAIR YOGA IS COMING TO LAUREL! Beginning Sunday, August 13 at 2:30 pm in the Fellowship hall everyone will be able to participate in “chair” yoga, a form of yoga that retains the good stretching without the need to get down on the floor! The hour-long class will be taught by an experienced yoga teacher and will cost less than $5 per session. If you’d like to register or if you’d like more information, please call Sue Bell 804-266-9429
This coming Sunday, June 11, we’ll have another “Second Sunday” conversation where members of the congregation get to reflect together on the meaning and application of the morning’s Bible passage. This Sunday we’re looking at Ephesians 6:10-20 where the Apostle Paul advises believers to put on “the whole armor of God” to defend ourselves from the wiles of heavenly evil forces around us.
How do you understand evil in the world? Is it a force a la Star Wars or perhaps like a person, e.g. the Devil? Or is it just a matter of making bad decisions? Join us for a discussion about whether “The devil made me do it” this Sunday, where everyone in worship has a chance to share how God’s Spirit may be speaking to them. Click on the link below to view the study pages in preparation for to reflect on the text for Sunday.
Click below to view a PDF copy of our full-color June “Gazette”
In searching the Internet, there are many photos and pieces of art that seek to capture the joyous, unpredictable, transforming spirit of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Below is one of my favorite depictions which is my mind suggests both the presence of God’s Spirit in all people and persons of all faith but also God’s openness to share that special Spirit of Christ to all who are open to receive it. Join us tomorrow as we celebrate, in word and song, the new possibilities around us that come through the power of the Spirit!