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LATEST SERMON | PENTECOST 06 | JULY 16, 2017

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME

SCRIPTURE READINGS


Matthew 13: 1-9

The Parable of the Sower

13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. 6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. 7 Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8 Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 Let anyone with ears listen!”


Matthew 13: 18-23

The Parable of the Sower Explained

18 “Hear then the parable of the sower. 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away.[a] 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. 23 But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”


 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

WORSHIP IN ACTION

NEW FACE

On Sunday, May 21st,  the congregation formally welcomed Charlie Weismueller into our church community. We're look forward to seeing Charlie every Sunday in the same seat and  in the same pew that he chose on his very first visit. 

WE SAY YES!

On the  first Sunday of Pentecost, the congregation  voiced a resounding "YES!" in their ballot votes to  retain Pastor Mary Jo Laabs as our Designated Term Pastor for 3- to 5-years.  A wonderful way to mark  the first Sunday of Pentecost!

PENTECOST MOMENTOS

Members who attended the service on the first Sunday of Pentecost received a shimmering, red glass stone as a reminder of the power of the Holy Spirit and our enthusiams in opening our hearts to the Spirit. Beautiful in the sunshine. Smooth in our pockets.

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