Fourth Sunday of Easter
Worship 10 AM
April 22, 2018

Scriptures for this Sunday:

A Higher Loyalty...

Think of the fears we experience as a church: declining membership, tight budgets, an aging population, loss of cultural influence and prestige. Or our country's fears: the end of upward mobility, a lack of cultural cohesion, fear of the stranger or newcomer, loss of status in the world, fear in some cases of anything or anyone who is different. These fears drive our decisions, influence elections, and weigh on us incessantly. These fears, in short, rob us of abundant life.

Jesus’ promises alleviate our deepest fears so that we can be there for others, do what’s right, stand up to bullies who trade in fear, and be the people God needs us to be for this world God loves so much.

This week: our students celebrate Earth Day with acts to protect the environment God provides.
The Pledge:
While interacting with members of my own faith, or ethnic, or gender community, or with others, if I hear hateful comments from anyone about members of any other community, I pledge to stand up for the other and speak up to challenge bigotry in any form.

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