September 27 Edevotional
Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.’“ 10And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11The Lord spoke to Moses and said, 12“I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’“ Exodus 16
We are often tempted to look back and wish for things in our lives and in the world to be the way that they were. It’s a “trick” of the mind and of the memory. Make America great again. Make the Church great again. I spoke last Sunday about our need for a Wilderness Theology. It is in the wilderness that the people of the Exodus (our great story of liberation and hope) began to develop a Wilderness Theology and learned to look to God rather than look back. God had spoken a name to the people’s leader, I Will Be Who I Will Be. A Wilderness Theology teaches a God who will be exactly what and who we need in the moment, in the wilderness, where looking back is so tempting because not being able to see ahead and living in the moment of great change and upheaval makes us anxious and afraid. Anxiety and fear lead us to terrible things. A Wilderness Theology is our hope in the midst of a great anxiety that seems to be building up in our churches and in our country. Then we will know that God is our God.
Sunday, October 1: World Communion Sunday
Services at 10:00 am
Adults, children, and youth, bring your Bibles this Sunday, 10/1 for a multi-generational event after worship in Penberthy.
We will share stories, mark our favorite passages and play games.
Join us as we celebrate the milestone of 3rd graders receiving their Bibles.
We are learning and growing, all ages, together.
Parents: Don’t forget Faith Formation (classes) begin this Sunday for children and
October 8 for youth.
The next book club is October 18 at the Metzler home.
The book club is reading “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger