Worship with Holy Communion this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. an abbreviated traditional worship
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
One in Christ, Ephesians 2:11-22 July 16, 2017
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, Ephesians 2:11-22, One in Christ
Monday, Ephesians 3:1-6, Paul’s Ministry
Tuesday, Ephesians 3:7-12, Paul’s Ministry
Wednesday, Ephesians 3:13, Paul’s Prayer
Thursday, Ephesians 3:14-15, Paul’s Prayer
Friday, Ephesians 3:16-19, Paul’s Prayer
Saturday, Ephesians 3:20-22, Paul’s Prayer
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
17So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; 18for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. (Ephesians 2:17-18)
- The believers in Ephesus are given a monumental task: to live as though the age-old divisions of culture and religion no longer exist, for Jesus has made such distinctions irrelevant. Are these new Christians up to the challenge?
- What kinds of people are you most afraid of, or do you dislike the most? Why? What could you do to understand them better?
- Wonder: Who might God dislike? Why?
- Do: Learn three new facts about someone or a group that you dislike. Does growing in understanding help you move from hate to love?
PRAY: One true God, we are your dwelling place. Brought close to you by grace, may we reflect the unity which ours in Christ, in the Church and in the world. Amen.
BLESS: May God make us all one in Christ. Amen.