Sunday August 20, 2017

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

10:00am Worship
(Contemporary format) 
A photo of Heather Heyer rests at a makeshift memorial 
in Charlottesville after she was killed by a motorist 
who drove his car into the crowd of counterprotesters.

Standing Against Hate

    Simply knowing that God loves all people is not enough, not when groups march to assert their superiority over other races and ethnicities and too often claim that God backs their views.
    We also need to proclaim the Gospel clearly and compellingly, the Gospel that in Jesus’ cross and resurrection we discover that God’s love is, in fact, for all; that God is working in us and with us and through us to make this world a more just and equitable place; that God will grant us courage and grace sufficient to meet the challenges of the day; and that when we stand with and for those who suffer or are persecuted, we encounter God in a powerful and palpable way. Because the amazing thing about the Gospel is that, unlike instruction or good advice, it creates in us the ability to do what God would have us do and be the persons God calls us to be.   - David Lose

    Our worship service this Sunday will be a bit nostalgic for some, using the format of our "contemporary" worship service from the late 90s / early 00s.

August 20, 2017 First reading
& Psalm

Second reading Gospel



New York Faithwalking Circle
101 Retreat


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Saturday & Sunday
September 23 & 24, 2017

 

at Holmes Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center
in Holmes, NY
 
This Faithwalking 101 retreat is a weekend designed to start you on a journey to personal transformation that includes practices in spiritual formation, inner healing, emotional maturity, and missional living. We believe that this work in personal transformation clears space for us to effectively get on mission with God in the world, in all the places God has put us.

Through the two-day retreat, you’ll hear presentations from various presenters focusing on the values and practices that help you on the journey, spend time in prayer and solitude with guided meditations, and enjoy learning with a community of disciples who are on the journey together.

Join us at Holmes Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center in Holmes, NY, on Saturday and Sunday, September 23rd (9am-6pm) and 24th (9am-5pm). 

Join us at Holmes Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center in Holmes, NY, on Saturday and Sunday, September 23rd (9am-6pm) and 24th (9am-5pm). 

The cost for this retreat varies based on the participant and overnight accommodations.  
 
Click the button below for more information and to register on the
newly launched NY Faithwalking Circle website!
Information and Registration


http://standupfortheother.org/
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.

www.standupfortheother.org
www.facebook.com/standupfortheother
www.njifc.org




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