He had to go to Samaria – this week at ELC


Jesus didn’t hesitate to cross social, cultural and religious boundaries to share a word of hope with the Samaritan women.  If Jesus meets us where we are, what are we willing to do to share that hope with others?

Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel

Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship

9:30 a.m. Sunday School,  Adult Bible Study, Fellowship

10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship

The Woman at the Well  –  John 4:1-42                           February 4, 2018

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, John 4:1-42, The Woman at the Well

Monday, John 4:43-45, Jesus Returns to Galilee

Tuesday, John 4:46-54, Healing Stories

Wednesday, John 5:1-18, Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

Thursday, John 5:19-29, The Authority of the Son

Friday, John 5:30-47, Witnesses to Jesus

Saturday, John 6:1-15, Feeding the Five Thousand

TALK:  Consider some of these ideas:

… those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” (John 4:14)

 One thirsty Jewish rabbi on a long journey. One Samaritan woman by a water source. A perfect moment for the God of new life to dissolve age-old divisions. In baptism, we die to the old self to be born anew.

  • Where do you draw living water?
  • What nourishes your soul?
  • Wonder: What nourishes God’s soul?

 PRAY: Lord of all nations, you are the life-giving water we seek. Give us this water always, that we may no longer thirst after that which does not satisfy. We ask this in the name of the One who revives us daily, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 BLESS:  May God fill you with living water. Amen.

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