July 11 Edevotional

We will be introduced to Lydia next Sunday as the fifth in our series, “Faces of Faith.” Lydia is known for her openness, her generosity, her radical hospitality. “Religion” etymologically means “binding again.” All the loose ends in our lives and in our relationships are re-bound, re-conciled, and given back to us; a gift, now with an overarching orientation that is life-giving. Religion was not a specialized part of Lydia’s life, nor should it be a separated part of life for us. Similarly, God is not one most supreme being among many beings, but the One that allows the beings to simply be and binds them all together. Could our church become as generous and open as Lydia, to the point where even atheists and anti-religious folks benefit from its grace?

“Now that you have decided that I am a believer in the Lord, come and stay in my house.” Acts 16:15

Pastor Sherrie

 

 

HAPPENINGS 

Ekklesia Project Summer Gathering July 12-14, 2018 ˑ Techny Towers ˑ Northbrook, Illinois .
Defining Beauty “What, I ask, is more wonderful than the beauty of God?”     St. Basil
Pastor Sherrie and Tim Lowly will be giving a plenary talk on Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m.
You are welcome to attend just this plenary (free) or any other part of the gathering.
See more at http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/the-gathering/2018-defining-beauty/

GODLY PLAY ON THE GO
Creation – at the Splash Park!  Saturday, July 21, 9:30 a.m.  Little Bear Park, Glenview
Sponsored by Glenview UMC, Christ UMC-Deerfield, and Northbrook UMC
Children in preschool and elementary, along with their families are invited to Wonder Time.
Each 30 minute Wonder Time session includes a Bible story and outdoor activity.
Families are invited to bring a picnic and/or play at the park afterward, as time permits.
Find us at the Wonder Time sign.

MOM’S GROUP

Our new “moms group” will meet at the Gosser home every Monday,
during the summer from 7:00 to 8:30pm.
This is a time for moms to be together without kids.

Categories: E-Devotional