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Bulletin for May 20, 2018

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Genesis 1:27-28. God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

1 Samuel 15:3. Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’”

Leviticus 12:1-5. The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Say to the Israelites: ‘A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period. 5 If, however, she gives birth to a daughter, for two weeks the woman will be unclean, as during her period. Then she must wait sixty-six days to be purified from her bleeding.

Leviticus 21:17-23. “Say to Aaron: ‘For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God.18 No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; 19 no man with a crippled foot or hand, 20 or who is a hunchback or a dwarf, or who has any eye defect … because of his defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate my sanctuary.”

Leviticus 25:44-54. Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves … You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life.

Proverbs 23:13-14. Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. If you beat him with the rod, you will save his life from Sheol.

1 Timothy 2:11-13. A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.

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Leader: The word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

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This morning, Pastor Curtis alluded to an older sermon. It is his personal story of how he grew to welcome and embrace the LGBTQ community. You can listen to it here.

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Villages Today!! (5/20)

Next Sunday afternoon/evening we have two regional Villages taking place! What’s a village? I chance to hang out beyond Sunday morning for food, laughter, games, conversation and more. Bring a dish to share and have some fun!

  • N.Raleigh hosted by Patrick and Nikki Torres — 4:30pm
    BBQ Theme. Meats provided. Bring a side / dessert / beverage to share.
    6001 Startwood Place, Raleigh, NC 27609
  • E.Raleigh hosted by Christ and Crystal Price — 4:00pm
    Taco Theme. Main course provided. Bring a side / dessert / beverage to share.
    5413 Sandy Trail Dr. Knightdale, NC 27545

Guatemala 2018 • August 19-25

Our Global Ministries partner, Lemonade International, prefers to call their summer trips “Vision Trips” instead of Mission Trips. This isn’t just clever word play. It is true. This trip is less about “doing” and more about experiencing God. It has been said that “grace is like water — it flows downhill and pools up in the lowest places.” If this is true, there is much grace for us to see, touch and feel in the community of La Limonada.

If you’ve never been on a short-term mission trip before, considering joining our team to Guatemala this summer! Learn more here or talk to Pastor Curtis directly as he will be the team leader for this year’s trip.

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