Bulletin for Sunday, September 11
“When [the son who had squandered his inheritance on wild living] came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
Leader: The Word of the Lord.
Ekklesia: Thanks be to God.
This week’s worship.
Meals for the Cottons!
As many of you know, Ann & Seth Cotton recently welcomed homed their beautiful boy, Corbin!! Let’s show the Cottons some love with meals as they adjust to their growing family! Sign up at FoodTidings. (PS: If you are new to Ekklesia, this is a PERFECT way to get to know another family. What better way to say hello than with a home-cooked meal for a new mom and dad!)
Tropical Party THIS Saturday! (9/17)
Our Tropical Party is almost here!! The goal of this night is pure fun. Join us on Saturday, September 17th, for a family-friendly Tropical-themed party hosted by the Bazer’s (3809 Sparrow Pond Lane, Raleigh). All beverages (alcoholic and non) and meat dishes provided by the hosts. Everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share … and wear a grass skirt (if you have one!)
South Raleigh / Cary Women’s Group
New study (Me, Myself, and Lies: a Thought-Closet Makeover by Jennifer Rothschild) kicks off this Monday, Sept 12th at 7:30pm. The group is hosted by Heather Mullens (311 Whitehall Way, Cary, NC 27511) and meets bi-weekly. Book available online through amazon (new or used). If you need help purchasing, let us know! Contact Heather with any questions.
The Kingdom is Yours
Part Two – Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
Matthew 5:4, Luke 23:33-37.
10th Anniversary Worship Celebration
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Saturday Night Outdoor Worship
Thursday Night Outdoor Worship
Part Two – Identification Transforms Us
Part One – Repentance
Part 2 – Don’t be Synagogue’d