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Rev. Thomas J. McKinnon, Jr.

9:00-10:00 AM
Traditional Service

10:00-10:15 AM
Fellowship Time

10:20-11:10 AM
Sunday School

11:15 AM-12:00 PM
"The Back Door Church"
Contemporary Service

 

THIS WEEK

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
AUGUST 31, 2014

9:00 A.M. Traditional Service
Held in the Sanctuary
9 A.M. Traditional Service Bulletin

11:15 A.M. Back Door Church
Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall
11:15 A.M. Back-Door Church Bulletin

Old Testament Lesson
Psalm 26:1-8

New Testament Lesson
Matthew 16:21-28

Sermon: “On Rebuking Jesus!”
Rev. Thomas J. McKinnon, Jr.

COMMUNION, HEALING AND WHOLENESS

SEPTEMBER 7 - 11 AM
ONE SERVICE ONLY

We will celebrate communion on Sunday, September 7, along with a time for healing and wholeness. We experience a Time for healing and Wholeness on those Sundays when the Celebration of the Lord's Supper is included in our 9 AM traditional worship service.

The New Testament tells us clearly not only to pray for the sick, but to lay our hands on them as we pray, and Jesus himself did this many times.  We know that in our daily lives, it is often touch…that lets us know that we are loved.  Touch, often more than words, is a way of giving physical expression to our prayers and concerns for each other. 

Those coming forward for prayer for healing may not be ill physically—our past experience of hurt, our tangled emotions, and our inability to forgive and to receive forgiveness all makes us less than whole and in need of healing.  Some coming forward may bring concerns for other people in need of healing.  Through the love and care of us all, God can act…healing and restoring.  We trust God to answer our prayers for healing, but we do not know how or when our prayers will be answered.  We simply trust God to act in love for us, out of a deeper knowledge of our needs than we ourselves have… In this ministry of healing, we are in no sense rejecting the work of medicine, which is also the gift of God.