Jubilee Week is Here!
If you’ve been thinking of serving but haven’t yet decided when, let me suggest one of the following:
Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00: Members of the Wednesday Night Bible Study will join with Greg to finish the exterior painting of the building.
Friday morning from 8:15 to 9:15 or later: We’ll unload boxed food and fresh produce from the truck and stock the shelves. No need to stay away if you cannot carry heavy boxes. Most of the work involves putting cans and small boxes on shelves. If you have an interest in gardening, you can skip the unloading and stocking and enjoy the early morning breeze helping with the garden.
Saturday morning from 9:15 to 12:00: Join in the main event! We warmly welcome the needy while distributing food. It’s a simple thing but very rewarding.
Islam and the Roots of Modern Jihadism, Sundays August 2, 9 and 16, 9:05 in the Adult Education Class
Some weeks ago, I overheard John McCarty describing the early history of Islam and its response to the Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism and other tribal religions of its day. In that brief conversation, he described the violent elements of its early history and how it differed markedly from our own Christian understanding of God and man. In a word, I was fascinated.
It is common to hear people say “we all serve the same god” when referring to other religions. Believe me, we do not. John’s topics will include the Islamic understanding of the Jewish Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), the personal history and earliest beliefs of Muhammed, the militant thrust of the early Islamic movement, the origin of today’s warring sects within Islam and how today’s violent Muslims understand the “morality” of their behavior. John does not claim to be a scholar of Islam or of comparative religions but he has read extensively over the past several months and can help us to gain some important insights into the challenges brought to us by Islamic terrorists. Please do come promptly at 9:05. John assures me that there is much to cover.
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK – Love
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things…. 1st Corinthians 13:4-7
As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.
Your fellow servant,
THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS
-Sundays, Classes at 9:15 am. Worship at 10:30 am.
-Monday, July 20th to Saturday July 25th. Jubilee Week! All Saints members will have the opportunity to volunteer with fix-up or the food pantry in this special week of service.
-Tuesday, July 21st, 11:45 am. Men’s Lunch at the Jubilee Center, 3311 Andrews Highway. The food is always a West Texas delicacy (barbecue, beans and burgers) and the fellowship is pretty good too!
-Wednesdays at 6:30: Bible Study, The Gospel of Luke at the Oknefski’s, 2201 Hereford Avenue. All are welcome. THE BIBLE STUDY WILL BE SERVING AT JUBILEE CENTER THIS WEDNESDAY FROM 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM.
-Saturday, July 25th 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Cookie Baking for the next Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend. Check in with me if you would like to take part.
-Tuesday, August 11th, 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, Vestry Meeting with dinner provided.
-Sunday, August 23rd, Visitors’ Sunday and Fall Kickoff.
-SAVE THE DATE: September 18-20, Men’s Retreat in Fort Davis.