Where are you called to work? — This week at ELC


Often we think of ‘mission’ as something we go somewhere else to do, but we need to remember we are called to be in mission in our daily tasks.  This week we share the story of Priscilla and her husband, who work together with Paul both in making tents, but also working together to host a church in their home.  Do we consider our homes to be a church, a gathering place for God’s people?

Worship this week:  Saturday – 5:oo  p.m. in the chapel

Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship

10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship

Devotions for this week:  August 12 – Prisca/Priscilla

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, Acts 18:1-4 Paul meets the tentmakers of Corinth

Monday, Acts 18:18-19Priscilla & Aquilla accompany Paul

Tuesday, 1 Corinthians 16:13-19 Encouragement and greetings

Wednesday, 2 Timothy 4:16-22  Paul’s defense and greetings

Thursday, Romans 16:1-2 Commendation of Phoebe

Friday,  Romans 16:3-7 Partnership in ministry

Saturday, Acts 18:24-28  Priscilla instructs Apollos

TALK:  Consider some of these ideas:

3 Greet Prisca and Aquila, who work with me in Christ Jesus, 4and who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. 5Greet also the church in their house.

                                                                   Romans 16:3-5

Paul singles out Prisca (other places Priscilla) as someone who worked with him, risked for him, and nurtured the church within her own home.

  • Who has helped you on your journey?
  • Who has taken risks for you?
  • Do you think of church as a place you go, or do you remember that it exists wherever God’s people gather, including your own home?

PRAY:  God help us to be your witnesses in our work, and in our homes.  Help us give thanks for those who help us, and strengthen us to be a help to others.  Amen.

BLESS:  May God be known in our work, and in our homes. Amen.

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