Put on Love
Yesterday was a great time of worship together. The highlight was Issac Metzger’s baptism. It was so great to see him and his family back to visit, as well as a number of extended family members. Congratulations to Issac on taking this step in your faith!
I forgot to mention yesterday that Mary Hinrichsen was instrumental in bringing the Wall the Heals to Eureka. There was a very nice write-up about it in the Pantagraph that you can see here. We’ve attached a photo of Mary that accompanied the article. What a great thing for our community! Many thanks to you, Mary, for your hard work.
Several are traveling this summer. I know of our number have already been on trips, while others are planning to go. Some have had family reunions recently as well. I hope you are able to spend some time getting away or spending some time with family.
Just a reminder than now through the end of summer we’ll be starting our worship service at 10am. Remember also that in August we’ll be having some special services. August 13th will be our outdoor worship service and church picnic at Funk’s Grove. August 20th will be the Danvers Days worship service in the park in Danvers.
Next week’s sermon is from Colossians 3:12-17. Paul gives us some of the marks of a Christ-follower. Notice how many of them have to do with the way that we treat other people. We are called to act with kindness and to forgive. Paul summarizes, “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity,” (Colossians 3:14, NIV). We are called to love one another well as followers of Christ. Let me encourage you to think about a way that you can express Christ’s love to someone else this week, and then act on it.
Scripture readings for next Sunday
Colossians 3:12-17—Which of these virtues do you struggle with and are there any which come easily to you?
Deuteronomy 7:7-11—What is the connection between God’s “choosing” and his love?
Romans 13:8-10—Why do you think love is such an important aspect of Christianity?
Psalm 103:7-18—How is God’s forgiveness and our forgiveness connected?