Worship – August 28, 2016 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost

There will be a Potluck Meal immediately following the morning worship service.  Come and meet guest speaker Alex Young and enjoy the fabulous food and fellowship!

 

“God’s Gift of the Sabbath”

happy man

1 Samuel 21:1-6  (New English Translation)

21 (21:2) David went to Ahimelech the priest in Nob. Ahimelech was shaking with fear when he met David, and said to him, “Why are you by yourself with no one accompanying you?” David replied to Ahimelech the priest, “The king instructed me to do something, but he said to me, ‘Don’t let anyone know the reason I am sending you or the instructions I have given you.’ I have told my soldiers to wait at a certain place. Now what do you have at your disposal? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever can be found.”

The priest replied to David, “I don’t have any ordinary bread at my disposal. Only holy bread is available, and then only if your soldiers have abstained from sexual relations with women.” David said to the priest, “Certainly women have been kept away from us, just as on previous occasions when I have set out. The soldiers’ equipment is holy, even on an ordinary journey. How much more so will they be holy today, along with their equipment!”

So the priest gave him holy bread, for there was no bread there other than the bread of the Presence. It had been removed from before theLord in order to replace it with hot bread on the day it had been taken away.

Mark 2:23-28  (New English Translation)

Lord of the Sabbath

23 Jesus was going through the grain fields on a Sabbath, and his disciples began to pick some heads of wheat as they made their way.24 So the Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is against the law on the Sabbath?” 25 He said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions were hungry— 26 how he entered the house of God when Abiathar was high priest and ate the sacred bread, which is against the law for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to his companions?” 27 Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for people, not people for the Sabbath. 28 For this reason the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

Noisy Offering:
A collection of coins by the children for missions is part of the worship service the last Sunday of every month.

Sunday School:
10:00 – 11:00 AM – in the Parish Hall Lower Level.  A Children’s Church program is available weekly on Sunday mornings.

Nursery Ministry:
10:00 – 11:00 AM – in the Parish Hall Lower Level.  Available every Sunday morning during the worship service.

Sunday Morning Worship:
10:00 AM – in the Sanctuary.  Join us today for Guest Speaker Alex Young’s sermon “God’s Gift of the Sabbath.”

 

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