Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 5, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 5, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

Join Evangelical Reformed UCC’s 10:30 AM Worship Service in our Main Sanctuary and online.

May 5 – Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 10:44-48 | John 15: 9–17

John 15:9–17 follows last week’s “I am the true vine” passage and continues to expand on the character of Christian love. This love is a joy (v. 11), not a burden. However, it is not “easy” or sentimental: it requires nothing less than a willingness to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. To become a friend of Jesus carries a commitment, obedience to the commandment to love one another sacrificially, as Jesus has loved us (see also John 13:34). In this friendship, we make ourselves vulnerable in making ourselves known to others, as did Jesus. This vulnerability brings risk, but it also brings the promise of abiding together, of deepening our relationships. Self-revelation, in this sense, can be a form of laying down one’s life for others.

This Sunday, we will share communion, recognize outgoing lay leaders, and commission our Transition Team. Following worship, we will have our annual congregational meeting to review church finances and activities for 2023.

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ERUCC also holds a healing worship service with Holy Communion at 8:30 AM.

Article by Evangelical Reformed UCC