This Sunday: June 30, 2019
10:00 am Combined Worship - Sanctuary
Amy Starr Redwine, preaching
Week of June 21, 2019
Let Inward Love Guide Every Deed
This week in worship we will sing one of my favorite hymns, “Though I May Speak.” It includes one of my favorite scriptures, the famous 1 Corinthians 13.
The premise of the hymn and text is: without love, we’re pretty empty. Here’s a video with the music and text:
This is a great prayerful reminder for me when I start to get busy and try to run life. It helps me to remember that if what I am doing is not centered in love, it’s not worth it.
Two weeks ago, I officiated four graveside or memorial services in our congregation. At the end of the day, what mattered most to all of the families I met with was love. It’s at the center of all that gives us life. It is not always happy—it is sometimes (especially at a time of death) deeply painful. But it is the expression that gives us the courage to be in relationship with one another and to care for each other.
God’s love is deep and wide and available. May we rest in this love today and let it guide us in all our busy-ness, our fear, our relationships, even our rest—praying:
Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control, our spirits long to be made whole. Let inward love guide every deed; by this we worship, and are freed.
See you in church,
Please keep in your prayers:
Those with special concerns:
Archie and William Henry Oglesby
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Archie Oglesby III on the birth of their twins, Joseph Archie Oglesby IV and William Henry Oglesby, on June 11. Archie and William Henry's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Harris III.
Those attending the Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference: Elise Cardot (chaperone), Henry Kirkeby, Jack Kirkeby, Derek Redwine (chaperone), Sarah Redwine, Quinn Redwine
Members and family serving in the military:
Jenny Sigel Burkett
Nathan Thomas Meade
Please let us know if you have a joy or concern that we may lift up in prayer. Contact Mary Kay Collins, or any church staff. If you are in immediate need of pastoral care, please call the church office at 358-2383. During night and weekend hours, your call will be transferred to a pastor on call.
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