SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
July 23rd – 10:00AM
Gen 28:10-19a; Ps 78; Rom 8:12-25; Matt 13:24-43
Gateway to Heaven!
Taking one of the stones there, Jacob put it under his head and lay down to sleep.
He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth,
with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
“All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go…” God spoke to Jacob in a dream, a vivid dream that when he awoke he had purpose and conviction. He anointed the stone with oil and forever that place of metanoia, the turning point in his life and of generations to come would stand for a people with promise, a promise from the creator. Jacob had a dream, Martin Luther King Jr. cried out, “I have a Dream”. Do you have a dream or are you just dreaming? How ever your calling or purpose for being comes to you, without action, your purpose is just a poof of smoke or a cloud of a dream. Jesus calls us to grow among the weeds, to flourish and provide as the mustard seed grows to be a bush of shelter. We are called to be the yeast worked into the community, to be kneaded as dough, in a way to allow this community to rise again, to sustain itself with the bread of life in Jesus Christ. Stop dreaming and act on the dreams of your heart. Anoint your place and your vision with oil, step out into the fields that have been provided for us. Be tested and empowered with a renewal in what God has for your ministry and calling. Don’t just dream it, follow your appointment, join us in worship and praise, be a disciple of our Lord, Jesus.
Then stay a little while after to enjoy Epiphany hospitality in a fellowship that leads to a fulfilment of dreams.
Become a disciple at one of our Community Events–
-Sundays, Principal Feasts, Holy Days
Worship is participatory with the congregation engaging in singing hymns, saying prayers, and taking communion. All are welcome, regardless of faith, creed, language, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age. We are family-friendly, and your children may either remain with you during services or you may take advantage of our Sunday School programme.
Dimanches, fêtes principals, les jours saints
Le culte est participatif avec la Congrégation s’engageant en chantant des hymnes, dire des prières et prendre la communion. Tous sont les bienvenus, quelle que soit la foi, croyance, langue, sexe, handicap, orientation sexuelle, l’âge. Nous sommes favorables à la famille et vos enfants peuvent soit rester avec vous pendant les services, ou vous pouvez profiter de notre programme Catéchese pour enfants