The choices we make about how we use our time and resources reflects the values that inform our decision making. God has richly blessed us in so many ways, how do we live in such a way that we reflect this bountiful love?
Worship this weekend: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. in chapel
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship in Sanctuary
10:00 a.m. – Contemporary Worship – VBS & Mission Week program on the church lawn (weather permitting) Followed by potluck picnic.
July 12-13 – Practice Household Economics
Questions for the week:
- Have I ever thought: “This is enough, I need nothing more to make me happy?”
- How do I decide what is essential?
- How do these decisions reflect my faith in God?
Hymn of the Week:
Praise and thanksgiving, Father, we offer for all things living, created good: harvest of sown fields, fruits of the orchard, hay from the mown fields, blossom and wood.
Bless, Lord, the labor we bring to serve you, that with our neighbor we may be fed.
Sowing or tilling, we would work with you, harvesting, milling for daily bread.
Devotions for the week:
Monday – Proverbs 11:13; Philippians 4:8
Lord, set me free from malice and from want to make my way at the expense of others. Help me to see what is good in others.
Tuesday – 1 Kings 3:11-12; Matthew 6:33
Lord, everything I need and all I truly want are given in what I can become through the power of Spirit. Lead me from self-concern to the freedom of love.
Wednesday – Psalm 77:11-12; Ephesians 1:18
Dear God, when my eye is clear I see your wonders all around me. Keep opening my eyes that I might see Jesus at work everywhere.
Thursday – Genesis 9:9-11; Romans 8:34
God of creation, sometimes it’s hard to see past the darkness that covers me like a flood. Help me to believe in your grace and show me your love.
Friday – John 1:18; Isaiah 44:6
God of all, the world offers so many false gods, and sometimes I serve them to the hurt of everyone. Help me not to forsake the one who gave himself for me.
Saturday – Jeremiah 2:29; Galatians 5:7
God of mercy, I marvel at the good news of your love when I consider the sad, history of human beings. Yet I remember the gospel of Jesus’ faithful love for all.