6/20/22 - Inspiration to Help you GROW in Faith
Because Inspiration isn't just for Sundays...
This week we offer the following resources
to help you build spiritual strength and live a more fulfilling life.
Start your week off with a prayer, a blessing and some encouragement to help you along the way...
Blessing of the Week:
Incorporate Spiritual Practices to enhance our spiritual life...
Spiritual Practice Suggestion of the Week:
Enjoy some peace along the way...
This Week's Peace Project is Episode 26 - Enjoying Creation:
This Week's ASL Minute:
Scripture Readings for Coming Sundays:
Help make a difference by putting your Faith in Action
Faith in Action Suggestion for the Month of June:
We are called to pray, AND we are called to put our faith into action. We are called to follow Jesus which means we need to love and serve our neighbors in the name of Christ. It’s also our job to stand up to injustice and respect the dignity of every human being.
This month, we encourage you to sign up for Action Alerts from the Episcopal Policy Network – a grassroots network of Episcopalians across the country dedicated to carrying out the Baptismal Covenant call to “strive for justice and peace” through the active ministry of public policy advocacy.
Help serve the world in the name of Christ...
Outreach Project for June & July
It's time to fill up the red REACH bags, again!
This time we're REACHING for Back-to-School Supplies for Children in Foster Care
We invite you to take a red REACH bag and fill it with school supplies, and/or offer your prayers for this project and the people we are reaching out to serve. REACH bags are available for your convenience. Take one with you when you go shopping and bring it back with your gifts of love and care to help support God’s children. Kids in foster care need to feel loved and supported. They deserve to go back to school with all the supplies they’ll need to succeed. Thank you so much for your support!
Do your part to help spread the Good News...
As followers of Jesus, we are called to share the Good News and spread the love of Christ throughout the world. There are lots of ways to do this. Through E-vangelism many of us can reach out to far more people than we ever could have without the technology that both enhances and challenges our lives. Let's use this blessing for good and share love, hope and joy all over the place!
This week's suggestion is to find us on YouTube. Visiting our YouTube channel is a great way to get inspired and brush up on what you've learned. Find something there that you're excited about or inspired by. Share it with a brief comment about what about it that speaks to you.
Love social media? Join our Digital Disciple team! See Drew or Rose after church, or contact the Church Office to be put in touch with a team member.
Consider what you've learned and apply it in your life...
From Sunday's Service:
In this week's sermon, Rev. Susan welcomed us to the Season after Pentecost and prepared us for a great journey through the Gospel of Luke. Today we listened as the Gospel writer worked to answer the important question, who is Jesus? In sory after story, we saw Jesus do what no man could possibly do. He brought order to chaos, healed the sick and demon-possessed, raised the dead and even calmed the the sea. It is clear that Jesus is not just a man, he is the son of the most high God.
This Gospel was likely written in the 70’s or 80’s, 40-50 years after the Resurrection. It’s the third longest book in the New Testament. It's well written, full of history and descriptions of life at the time of Jesus. It presents a positive role for women but a negative role for wealth and possessions, and it is full of parables. In our study of this Gospel over the next twenty-two weeks, in eighteen of them we'll study material unique to Luke.
Join us as we draw closer to God through this Gospel and other wonderful lessons in scripture. Come to church this summer and hear about how, through the person of Jesus, God walked among his people visiting, teaching, preaching, healing, casting out demons and raising the dead. Join us as we proclaim the Good News with great joy, as we learn to love one another as Christ has loves us, and as we go out and serve the world in his name. We look forward to seeing you next Sunday!
In case you didn't see it yet...
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Here's what you can Look Forward to Next Sunday:
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How should we treat those who oppose us? That's what Jesus addresses in the gospel lesson this week. Join us for inspiring scripture, beautiful music and an uplifting message of hope and encouragement. "Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?" Come learn how Jesus answered this question. Come get inspired!
Lots of great things are happening!
Keeping Up with Everything Offered at St. Paul's:
This is an overview of this week's resources to help you GROW in faith. To learn about everything going on at St. Paul’s, please see our E-newsletter. If you don’t receive it, please let us know. We’d be happy to add you to the list!
Finally, I welcome you to reach out to share your spiritual journey. Next week, we’ll have new ideas and resources for you. And week after week we’ll get stronger, go deeper and offer ourselves to be transformed more and more into the people God is calling us to be.
God bless you this week and always,