Worship this week: Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week: Dorcas/Tabitha
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 14:7-10 Jesus shows us the Father
Monday, John 14:11-14 Jesus’ followers share his power
Tuesday, Psalm 22:26-31 God’s compassion for the least
Wednesday, Acts 9:36 Tabitha/Dorcas the disciple
Thursday, Acts 9:37-38 Dorcas Dies/Peter summoned
Friday, Acts 9:39 Peter arrives/people share Dorcas’ gifts
Saturday, Acts 9:40-43 Raising of Dorcas
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
So Peter got up and went with them; and when he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs. All the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing tunics and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was with them. 40Peter put all of them outside, and then he knelt down and prayed. He turned to the body and said, ‘Tabitha, get up.’ — Acts 9:39-40
Dorcas was beloved in her community for her service to others. Peter, by the power of God’s Spirit, calls her back to life.
- Who are those you’ve known who have impacted a whole community?
- Do those people realize how they have impacted others?
- Do we dare act in faith that God’s Spirit will work through us?
PRAY: Holy God, thank you for the saints whose lives impact so many. Help us to act boldly, trusting your Spirit’s power. In Jesus’ name Amen.
BLESS: May you hear the Spirit’s call to life. Amen.