Category: Weekly Bulletin

Sunday, July 12 Bulletin

Sunday, July 12 Bulletin

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July 12                       

God’s generous and surprising ways are addressed in Jesus’ parable of the sower, found in Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23. God sows the seed of God’s word generously among all people. The work of God’s realm will yield a certain harvest, despite the tensions and struggles among those who receive the word.

Sunday, July 5 Bulletin

Sunday, July 5 Bulletin

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July 5                                                                                                 

Jesus offers a relationship that leads to fullness of life, yet Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30 reports that many resist Jesus’ hospitality. Jesus likens them to two groups of children at play who can’t agree on a game and find fault with all that is offered.

Today we will reopen the doors of the church for Sunday morning worship.  As a small group meets in the sanctuary, we know that we will continue to be gathered in many homes across Frederick and the United States as well as Germany.                                       

For your worship center, you have a little sparkly thing to add as a reminder of the joy we share as a community in Christ.

Sunday, June 21 Bulletin

Sunday, June 21 Bulletin

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June 21

Jeremiah 20:7-13 contains a lament from the prophet a prayer for help.  The language of our reading from Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18 is also that of a lament or prayer for help.

In our Gospel lesson for this Sunday, Matthew 10: 24-39, Jesus teaches about the demands of discipleship, including the ways in which it places disciples under great stress in their families.

The Rev. Michelle Beadle will be preaching.  Her sermon title is, “The Blessing of Forced Choice.”

Sunday, June 14, 2020 Bulletin

Sunday, June 14, 2020 Bulletin

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June 14

Matthew 9:35-10:8 describes the ministry of Jesus and his disciples. There are many in need of Jesus’ healing ministry. Jesus acknowledges that he cannot do this work alone and calls disciples to join him. However, the authority to cast out unclean spirits and cure disease requires that the disciples sacrifice their former lives and any hopes of wealth or prestige.

Sunday, June 7, 2020 Bulletin

Sunday, June 7, 2020 Bulletin

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June 7             Trinity Sunday                                                                                  

Genesis 1: 2:4a reminds us that in the beginning, God expressed delight in creation and declared it “very good.”  In Matthew 28:16–20, Jesus bestows authority upon followers to carry the good news of God’s love to all places. The promise in verse 20 asserts that Jesus is the assurance that God will not abandon the community of creation.

On this Trinity Sunday, the readings invite us to explore and celebrate the many ways God is revealed in and through continuing relationships within this good creation. God entrusts remarkable potential to all that is created. New beginnings emerge as the community of creation lives into such promise.

 

 

Sunday, May 31 Bulletin

Sunday, May 31 Bulletin

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Pentecost Sunday

Despite what appears to be chaos in the amazing account of this day of Pentecost, Acts 2: 1-21, order rests in God’s hands. God’s Spirit pours abundantly on the community of disciples, renewing them with a diversity of gifts for the common good. Jesus promises his disciples the gift of the Holy Spirit in John 7: 37-39.
We traditionally invite people to wear red on Pentecost to symbolize the fire of the Holy Spirit.  Would you consider wearing red this Sunday as we gather for worship?  Please add the paper flames you received in your packets.  Don’t forget to send us a photo of your worship and/or you decked out in red to bkdaniel@erucc.org

Sunday, May 24 Bulletin

Sunday, May 24 Bulletin

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Seventh Sunday of Easter                                                               

Jesus makes clear in Acts 1: 6-14, that the role of a disciple is to be Jesus’ witnesses throughout the world, under the power of the Holy Spirit.  The Gospel lesson, John 17: 1-11, is part of Jesus’ final prayer with the disciples, preparing them for their lives as witnesses to the saving love of God.            

Sunday, May 17 Bulletin

Sunday, May 17 Bulletin

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Sixth Sunday of Easter                                                                   

The Gospel lesson for this morning is John 14: 15-21. As Jesus promised, God’s presence abides in us through the Spirit – our advocate, comforter, and encourager – and the practice of love. God’s nearness in Spirit blesses us in our witness. The hallmark of this relationship is love expressed in word and deed.  The nearness of God’s presence is underscored by Paul’s address to the Athenians, recorded in Acts 17:22–31. As Paul’s witness proclaims the saving love of God in Christ, a church forms and grows. Even when God’s presence is unrecognized, God in Christ draws near.

As you prepare your worship center for this Sunday, place your heart on your table as a reminder that we are called to be faces of God’s love.     Send a photo of your worship center to Pastor Daniel at bkdaniel@erucc.org    

Sunday, May 10th Bulletin

Sunday, May 10th Bulletin

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

In 1 Peter 2:2–10, the readers are thought to have been Gentiles who became followers of Jesus. They are scattered throughout the lands of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas under the rule of the Roman Empire and its culture. This letter aspires to guide and inspire them in their daily lives as they are grown into the ways of being God’s own people, recipients of God’s mercy and inclusion. The language/theme of rocks/stones continues through this passage with Christ being portrayed as both a precious cornerstone for those who trust in him and as a stumbling block to those who don’t. This theme connects in part to today’s gospel reading, John 14:1–14.  Jesus, as part of his farewell discourse before betrayal and execution, speaks words of reassurance to his disciples.                                                                                                                   
For Your Worship Centers on Sunday, have your candle and Bible, and include the heart that came in your packet from the church this week.  Add some fresh flowers from your garden.  You may also consider adding a stone to represent Christ as the cornerstone for our lives and faith.

Take a photo and post it on Facebook or send it to bkdaniel@erucc.org

 

Sunday, May 3rd Bulletin

Sunday, May 3rd Bulletin

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Fourth Sunday of Easter
The readings from Acts in the Season of Easter relate accounts of the earliest Christian community. We learn in Acts 2: 42-47 that this body is formed by Christ and nourished by the Spirit through teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer. Such daily actions continue to bring the Body of Christ to life and shape its powerful witness to its neighbors   A powerful witness to the closeness of the relationship between shepherd and sheep, between Christ and the church, is at the heart of John 10:1–10. This relationship leads to abundant life.
For Your Worship Centers on Sunday, May 3
Have bread or a cracker and  a cup of water or juice or wine for our time of communion.
This Sunday, we will be hearing about how the followers of Jesus got together often to worship, eat a meal together, and recall the stories and teachings of Jesus. They would share whatever they had with one another.
Add to your worship table an object or a word written on a piece of paper to symbolize something you might share with others.  Take a photo and post it on Facebook or send it to bkdaniel@erucc.org