We are a people who love to have choices, but that doesn’t necessarily make it easy to choose. How can we faithfully say yes to things which nurture faith and love, and find the strength to say no to those things which rob our joy?
Worship with Holy Communion this weekend: Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Chapel
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship (Firehouse Minstrels provide special Music)
10:00 a.m. Contemporary worship in Sanctuary (due to art fair)
July 19-20 – Practicing Saying Yes and Saying No
Questions for the week:
- What is the most demanding yes you’ve ever said?
- What has been the most difficult no?
- How does faith in Christ shape these decisions?
Hymn of the week:
O Holy spirit, enter in, And in our hearts your work begin,
And make our hearts your dwelling. Sun of the soul, O Light divine,
Around and in us brightly shine, Your strength in us upwelling.
In your radiance Life from heaven Now is given Overflowing,
Gift of gifts beyond all knowing.
Left to ourselves, we surely stray; Oh, lead us on the narrow way,
With wisest counsel guide us; And give us steadfastness that we
May follow you forever free, No matter who derides us.
Gently heal those Hearts now broken; Give some token You are near us,
Whom we trust to light and cheer us
Devotions for the week:
Monday – Psalm 77:2; Matthew 5:4
Lord, all life comes of you and returns to you, and there is in truth , nothing I should fear except losing you.
Tuesday – Psalm 103:14; 2 Corinthians 4:7
God, how wonderful are all your works. When I take a moment to ponder this my foolish pride is banished. You alone are worth of praise and honor.
Wednesday – Psalm 90:8; 1 John 1:8-9
Lord, you know my deepest secrets, yet you assure me of love and forgiveness.
Thursday – 2 Chronicles 30:8; John 1:45-46
Surprise me Lord, overcome by unbelief and pull my gaze to see you each day.
Friday – Proverbs 24:11-12; Matthew 25:45
Have mercy, O God, and move me to action on behalf of those who need you. Lord help me to love as you love me.
Saturday – Psalm 42:6; John 6:37
Thank you, God for your gracious welcome even when I have failed you.