This week we see some unlikely people play a role in God’s ministry of healing. Who are the saints who have touched your life? We will light candles to remember those who have passed on the to church triumphant since last year, as well as celebrate all those new lives joined to the congregation in baptism.
Worship with Holy Communion this weekend
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Contemporary worship
11:30 a.m. — Annual Meeting of the Congregation
Devotions for the week:
November 2, 2014 “Elisha Heals Namaan”
Elisha was a mighty prophet who took over when the prophet, Elijah, was taken into heaven by heavenly chariot. Elisha performed many miracles for the people of Israel and for people in neighboring nations.
Like so many before him, Elisha’s blessings became, in turn, blessings to the nations of the world. God blessed Israel so that the whole world would be blessed. Elisha’s miracles were no exception.
In this miracle of healing, the commander, Naaman, nearly missed the opportunity for healing because he was too proud to believe that Elisha’s course of action for healing would work. He did not believe Elisha’s God would heal him by a simple bathing in the Jordan River. But God did heal Naaman, and he became a believer and follower of God. He returned to his homeland, Aram, with two mule-loads of Israel’s dirt so that he could worship God on Israelite soil, even when living in Aram.
Read: Follow the story of the miracles of the prophet, Elisha.
Sunday, 2 Kings 5:1-14 Elisha Heals Naaman
Monday, 2 Kings 2:13-18, Elisha Succeeds Elijah
Tuesday, 2 Kings 2:19-25, Elisha Performs Miracles
Wednesday, 2 Kings 4:1-7, Elisha and the Widow’s Oil
Thursday, 2 Kings 4:8-37, Elisha Raises the Shunammite’s Son
Friday, 2 Kings 4:38-41 Elisha Purifies the Pot of Stew
Saturday, 2 Kings 4:42-44 Elisha Feeds One Hundred Men
- What kinds of miracles did Elisha perform? How did these miracles serve God?
- Who in your community stands out as one who will stand up for the oppressed, poor, or silenced? How might you support such a person in their work?
- What miracles have you witnessed? Where have you seen God at work in the world this week?
Do: Visit someone who is sick. Bring a meal, send a card, or simply sit and visit.