11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall followed by soup and sandwich lunch
7:30 p.m. in Chapel – preceded by potluck at 6:00 p.m.
We focus this week on “Returning to God” and look together at the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness in Luke 4.
Devotions for families or small groups:
SHARE – Introduce yourself, the share: What’s been the best thing that’s happened? What’s the worst thing or thing you’re most concerned about?
READ – Tonight’s verses: Joel 2:13b Return to theLord, your God for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, andabounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing.
Luke 4:3b-4 ‘If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.’ 4Jesus answered him, ‘It iswritten, “One does not live by bread alone.”’
TALK — Tell of a time you felt lost. How did it feel when you returned to where you should be? What things might tempt you to walk away from God? How might we find the strength to resist?
PRAY — Give thanks for the good things you shared, and pray for help with the things that trouble your group. Close with the Lord’s Prayer.
BLESS — Before you go, turn to each other, make sign of the cross on the other person’s head or hand and say: (Name), child of God, may you turn and return to the grace of God’s love. Amen.