In This Week's E-Pistle You Will Find:
This Week's Service: "Who Do You Say That I Am?"
In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus asks, "Who do you say that I am?" Who is Jesus to you? Savior? Lord? Way Shower? Master Teacher? Friend? How has your understanding of Jesus changed throughout the years? Come join us this Sunday for our "Video Worship Service," as we explore these questions together and dive deeper into the meaning of the Great I AM.
Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Mark Miller.
Tune in on Sunday at 10 AM via our Facebook page, YouTube channel, or here on our website.
Last Week's Service
In last Sunday's Gospel, a Canaanite woman comes to Jesus asking for help in curing her child. Jesus, at first, is dismissive of her, telling his disciples to "Send her away!" Nevertheless, she persisted, until Jesus tells her, ""Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish." Watch this past Sunday's "Video Worship Service," when we explored what it means to be bold and persistent in speaking our truth and putting our faith into action. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Pamela Chappell.
Condolences to Family and Friends of Bob Shovan
Our former member and Church Treasurer, Bob Shovan (above, left) passed away in hospital last Saturday. David Bushnell, (above, right), his husband and partner of 32+ years was at his side. David also served our congregation as pianist and bell choir director. Bob loved baked beans and would always bring a batch to every church potluck. After moving to Florida, the couple spent several of their retirement years RV-ing and working at Disney World. Among other positions, Bob ran the train in Animal Kingdom to Rafiki Station and drove the Friendship Boats in the Lagoon at Epcot. He truly loved that position. Cards of condolence may be sent to David Bushnell, 3299 Saloman Lane, Clermont FL 34711.
Holland City Council Passes Non-Discrimination Ordinance after a decade-long fight.
Above, our Douglas UCC church member, Dale Lower, speaks his truth to the Holland City Council during many hours of public comment August 19-20 (comments ended around 1 a.m. as people filed in from a full parking lot) in defense of a Non-Discrimination Ordinance to protect the LGBTQ community in Holland. Council passed the ordinance in an 8-1 vote. A very good night for West Michigan residents.
Sept. 15 Interfaith Action Book Discussion: