None of like to think about dying, but we also know that death will come to all of us. How can help one another to live well, and to face death with faith and hope, surrounding the dying and the mourning with Christian love and community?
Worship this weekend — Special note – All services in air-conditioned fellowship hall!!
5:00 p.m. Saturday – Worship
8:30 a.m. Sunday – Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Sunday – Contemporary Worship
August 23-24 — Practicing Dying Well
Questions for the week:
- How can you help those who love you prepare for the end of your life?
- In times of grief, what words and acts have you found helpful?
- What words don’t help?
Hymn of the week:
Precious Lord, take my hand, Lead me on, let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn; Through the storm, through the night,
Lead me on to the light: Take my hand, precious Lord, Lead me home.
Devotions for the week:
Monday: I Kings 8:56; Ephesians 2:14
Lord, thank you for giving me strength when I feel the storms around me. Come near and calm my troubled heart and be with me.
Tuesday: I Samuel 2:2; I Corinthians 3:11
Thank you, Lord, for being my rock and foundation. Forgive me when I rely on my own construction instead of your strength.
Wednesday: Leviticus 26:5; John 6:11
You, Lord, are the one who feeds, fuels, and secures my life. Forgive me when I look to others instead of relying on you.
Thursday: Isaiah 65:24; Ephesians 3:20-21
Lord, thank you for not waiting for me to act or call on you. Help me stop scheming and notice all you are doing for me and saying to me.
Friday: Isaiah 8:17: Romans 8:25
Jesus, grant me patience, especially for the changes I don’t see or understand. Help be trust that you are working in all things.
Saturday: I Samuel 17:45; I Timothy 4:10
Thank you, Lord, for true security. Help me be ready to work and willing to be forgiven. Help me to share hope even in difficult times.