Sunday, September 24, 2006

Coffee Time begins at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.
Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome!

Adult Forum
Who Is Great?

Focus Scripture: Mark 9:30-37
Additional Scriptures: Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
When we open our hearts and minds to the texts for today, we confront the radical nature of God's wisdom. In the surprising reversals we encounter, we hear Jesus' call to live against the grain. As people of faith, we desire intimacy with God and a place in God's sovereign realm. How can we recognize the presence and meaning of God's gift and way of wisdom?
Discussion Leader: Jodie Tooley

Sunday's Worship
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Scriptures: Psalm 1 and Mark 9:30-37
A prayer for the weekend in preparation for worship:
Thank you, God, for welcoming us into your presence and drawing us into your community. Inspire us to offer to others what we have received from your abundance, especially to those who might otherwise go unnoticed or unloved. In Jesus Christ, amen.
Preaching: Pastor Greg; Worship Leader: Jennifer Davidson; Lead Usher: Jim Eklund; Choir: We Are the Church

Words for Meditation

A New Greatness
That's your new definition of greatness . . . It means that everybody can be great. Because everybody can serve. . . You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in phsyics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. And you can be that servant. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) "The Drum Major Instinct," sermon. Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia. February 4, 1968

Who Is Great?
Jesus sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all." Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me." --Mark 9:35-37

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