17-1015 Worship Bulletin and Dev. Fair 10_45am
17-1015 Prayers, Pitfalls and Practices (Rev. Roben Roof)
Paul urged the early Christians to always remain joyful and to rejoice in Christ in the midst of their suffering and oppression. But sometimes, that’s easier said than done. Those who have experienced oppression know that it’s no cause for celebration.
The lasting good news is that through Christ, the kin-dom of God has already begun to come to fruition.
As Christians, we have a part to play in the continuing process. In a world corrupted by economic, racial, gender, and… sexual violence and oppression, in a time when the most disadvantaged within our society are losing access to the basic human right of health care, the Church cannot remain silent. As a Christian congregation, we will remain committed to pursuing a just world for all.
This Sunday, October 15 at 5pm, we will gather for worship and discuss Paul’s letter to the Philippians as well as hear excerpts from Martin Luther King’s Letter from the Birmingham Jail, two letters written from within the walls of a cell, and we will meditate upon concrete ways in which we as a local church can directly respond to the troubling times we are in. Following worship our time will continue with a shared meal of delicious homemade chili! In God’s house, everyone has a place at the table. Please be with us. Find out each week’s focus of study by going to their FACEBOOK page at https://www.facebook.com/chargingstationhbg/
We have hired an Interim Pastor, the Rev. Cynthia Garis! She will begin her ministry with us on Monday, Oct. 23, and be introduced to the congregation on Sunday, Oct. 29. She will preach for the first time on Sunday, Nov. 5, All Saints Sunday. For the rest of October the pulpit will be filled by Pastor Scott Siciliano (Oct. 22) & the Rev. Claude Dencler (Oct. 29).