THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY - JULY 2 AT 10:00 AM VIA ZOOM
We are studying The Pastoral Letters (1 and 2 Timothy and Titus) at our Thursday morning bible study. This week we will be looking in depth at 2 Timothy 3:1-9. Here are some discussion questions that will guide our conversation.
- How does the list of sins in verses 1-5 sound like a commentary on our own society? Which of these sins did you most recently see in the news?
- Of all the sins listed here, which one is the root of all the others?
- Which of these sins do you have the most trouble with?
- According to vss. 6-9 what is the character, danger, and fate of false teachers?
- How do you respond to the kind of world that is described in this passage?
- When have you "looked godly" but lacked a true heart for God?
- Comparing your spiritual life to a tug-of-war, are you gaining or losing ground?
Join us next Thursday (July 9) at 10:00 a.m. Here is the link you will need: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83322341114
. You can also call in: (346) 248- 7799 Meeting ID: 833 2234 1114
THERE IS STILL TIME TO JOIN OUR MODIFIED MISSION TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD
One of the exciting things about this past year was our Mission to the Neighborhood. Unfortunately, we had to curtail that activity because of COVID-19. However, having discussed it with the vestry we have decided to once again invite our neighbors to worship with us both in-person and virtually!
Instead of physically going around to houses, we will write short notes to our neighbors inviting them to join us. We are looking for some folks who would be willing to hand write 10 notes and hand address the corresponding envelopes (you can write more if you like). You will be given note cards, envelopes and a template for what to write. You will also be given the addresses to which to send them.
Look for more details in the days to come and if you are interested please email Fr. Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
RECORDING THE PSALMS
Bishop Reed asked us at our Diocesan Council back in February to read The Book of Psalms this year. I have been thinking about how best to do this and have come up with what I think is an interesting and fun way to share The Psalms. I shared this idea with you all last week along with several others.
The Book of Psalms is not necessarily a book to be studied, but rather a book to be used. The psalms are primarily hymns and they need to be spoken and/or sung in order to receive the full impact of what they are saying to us and for us. To that end, I would like your help to audio or video record several of the Psalms (which ones are yet to be determined).
We will share the finished recordings on YouTube, email, Facebook and Instagram. We might also be able to put together a DVD or CD for those who are not "plugged in" (This could be a great form of devotional outreach as well).
Please let me know if you are interested in helping with this project. email@example.com
PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND
Our music is often a cry for help against what seems to be odds not in our favor. This is certainly true of the song Precious Lord, Take My Hand
, with its mournful refrain, "I am tired, I am weak, I am worn..."
A lot of our hymnody also celebrates victory through the power of God. In 1597, the Dutch won a long fought fight to worship as they pleased. By 1625, that victory was celebrated in the hymn, We gather together
(433) which sings of His power to save us. in fact, in this hymn it pleas” let thy congregation escape tribulation” and calls upon the Holy Name. Hanging onto Gods strength, we admit our victory lies in following the cross.
In hymn 555, Lead on, O King Eternal
, we cry that we are in a battle equipped with God’s grace. Let’s hold on tight to his Love and be led into peace from uncertainty. Please enjoy these hymns as we stay strong in his strength. The organ piece is a little extra to celebrate our National Holiday
We Gather Together
Lead On O king Eternal
Precious Lord, take my hand by Aeolians
Stars and Stripes