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Bulletin for July 29, 2018
With Special Guests
1 Peter 1:18-19
18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
23 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them.
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be….
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable… God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
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Leader: The word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.
This week’s worship.
Kids Ministry Training • Meet Lindsay
This Sunday after worship, we will host a training event for all Kids Ministry volunteers. It will also be a GREAT chance for you to meet our new Children’s Ministry Leader, Lindsay Stevenson! Also, as we prepare for the 2018-19 school year, there are still a few children’s ministry volunteers slots that need to be filled. If you’d like to serve our kids, email Lindsay here.
Men’s Fall Retreat 2018
Our first ever men’s retreat is coming up this fall, October 19-21 at Chestnut Ridge Retreat Center (near Efland, NC). The weekend will include activities from the soulful to the silly. The event includes 2 nights accommodations, 5 meals (dinner Friday, 3 meals Saturday, breakfast Sunday). Deposit is $50. Total cost is $150. If you need financial help, let us know! Questions? Feel free to email Alex Kiener or myself (Pastor Curtis).
To make your initial deposit, use this Paypal link. It automatically fills out the amount ($50) and tags it for the Men’s Retreat.
Guatemala 2018 • August 19-25
If you’ve never heard of our global ministries partner, Lemonade International, take a moment today to watch their introductory video on our web site. But I need to warn you: it is powerful and moving.
Our 2018 Mission Team is gearing up for their first team meeting, but there is still time and space for another team member or two to join us. The trip is from August 19-25. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Curtis (this year’s team leader). He would love to hear from you.