Camp Sunday – this week at ELC

Camp SundaySummer will be here before we know it.  We look forward this week to welcoming Rev. Jeff Barrow from Sugar Creek Bible Camp to share a gospel message, and a word about the great things that happen in the lives of our young people at Sugar Creek. 

Worship this week with Holy Communion:

Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship

9:30 a.m.  Education hour

10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship

Devotions for this week:  

LABORERS IN THE VINEYARD

 SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?

READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding

Monday, Psalm 16:5-8, Psalm

Tuesday, Matthew 16:1-12, Teachings of Jesus

Wednesday, Matthew 16:13-23, Jesus Foretells His Death

Thursday, Matthew 17:9-27, Teachings of Jesus

Friday, Matthew 18:10-14, Parables of Jesus

Saturday, Matthew 19:1-30, Teachings of Jesus

 (Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.)

TALK:  “Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the

               same as I give to you.”    (Matthew 20:14)

We hear a simple tale about a just employer paying honest wages to his workers. How could such a thing cause such outrage? One might ask the same of God’s kingdom.

  • Where are wages just and where are they unjust within your community? What would happen if Jesus’ idea of abundant generosity was played out in your community?
  • What difference does it make to your life that you have been given abundant, unearned, generous love from God?
  • For the littles: What does it feel like to get more than you were expecting? God is a generous giver—God gives us much more than we expect!

PRAY: O Lord, you are merciful, just, and gracious. Make us grateful recipients of your generosity and joyful dispensers of the same lavish benefits to those who depend upon us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

BLESS: May God surprise you with more. Amen.

 

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