God’s idea for life is one filled with joy and laughter, even when it doesn’t seem possible. Join as we consider what God can do.
Worship this week:
You don’t have to be a member to worship with us — everyone is welcome! We have a service to match your style, featuring musicians of all ages and talents who energize us in our faith.
SATURDAYS, 5 P.M. A modified, shortened traditional worship service, in the chapel on the Front Street side of the building.
SUNDAYS, 8:30 A.M. Traditional worship in the sanctuary, accompanied by the pipe organ and the ELC Senior Choir.
SUNDAY, 9:30 A.M. Sunday School for ages 3 through 8th grade, adult study and fellowship.
SUNDAYS, 10:30 A.M. Contemporary worship with Christian music by our ELC Praise Team.
Devotions for this week: Isaac Born to Sarah – September 14-15, 2019
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, Genesis 16:1-16, The Birth of Ishmael
Tuesday, Genesis 17:1-27, God’s Covenant with Abraham
Wednesday, Genesis 21:1-21, The Birth of Isaac
Thursday, Genesis 24:1-67, Marriage of Isaac and Rebekah
Friday, Genesis 25:19-24, The Birth of Esau and Jacob
Saturday, Genesis 2i7:1-46, Isaac Blesses Jacob
Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.
TALK: Consider some of these ideas
“Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? At the set time I will return to you, in due season, and Sarah shall have a son.”
Abraham and Sarah had no idea on this day the God would send a message that would get them laughing—that in their old age, they would have a baby!
- When was the last time you laughed with a crowd? How does it feel to share a moment of humor?
- Do you laugh easily or are you more serious?
- Sometimes do you feel that God’s promises don’t seem possible?
PRAY: Joyous God, you made Sarah laugh at your outrageous promise, and you delivered exactly what you said. Lighten our hearts with anticipation of what you are doing in our lives, and open us to possibilities beyond what we can imagine. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
BLESS: May the God of surprise delight you each day. Amen.