…from Worship at Good Sam on April 13, 2014
That Jesus is arrested, put on trial, punished and executed is certainly an injustice. It is not a stretch to say that we all know that many forms of injustice happen in our world all the time. The bigger question is a harder question: What is God’s response and what is God’s posture or approach to injustice? It is a question we can ask about the suffering of Jesus, but it is also a question to ask about injustice and suffering in our lives as well. Perhaps the events and experiences of the Christian community on the days following Jesus’ death are a partial answer to this question. Think of the appearances of Jesus, think of the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost, think of the explosion of the church in the first century. Perhaps God is not silent in the face of injustice, but simply responding in ways we didn’t expect.
Reader’s Choir presentation of “The Passion of Jesus According to Matthew”
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Adult Forum at Good Sam
(Adult Forum is a conversational environment where topics, books, discussions, and community news are brought for the benefit of the community. The topics vary and we invite a variety of people to lead topics on which they are well-versed. We hope you will consider joining us for community conversation in Adult Forum each Sunday at 10:30 am.)
April 6 – “On Our Way” (Session 5 of “Where God Invites Us into Life!”)
What is it like to experience the invitation of God to speak to another person? Have you ever felt the urge or prompting to open a conversation with someone? In this class we will explore five biblical texts that will help us see how God may be ready to be in our discourse with others. Join us for this class on learning to be available to God’s prompting. Taught by Pastor Mitch
Text for April 6 Acts 16 Paul heads toward Macedonia (and Philippi)
Theme for Today Faith Seeks and Discovers God’s Working through the Journey
April 13 – No Adult Forum – Join the liturgy introduction!
You’re welcome to join us in the sanctuary (after the Easter egg hunt) for a rehearsal of the liturgy that begins on Easter Sunday. The psalmist tells us to ‘make a joyful noise to the Lord’ and there is no better time to do that than on Easter Sunday as we celebrate the miracle of resurrection and the new life promised to us through Christ. This Easter, our music will be especially joyful as we introduce a new liturgy that is based on familiar and well-loved hymn tunes. It is fun to sing and full of the life and spirit of Easter celebration.
April 20 – No Adult Forum – Join us for Easter potluck brunch!
Join us for a potluck brunch at 9:30 am. Let us know what you are bringing so we can plan.
April 27 – Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives by Charles Swindoll
This forum will examine some little-remembered Bible characters and events. The material is drawn from a book in Dr. Charles Swindoll’s Great Lives From God’s Word series. The Old Testament contains numerous stories of forgotten lives. These unsung heroes’ actions, sacrifices, or battles failed to achieve prominence. These great lives, however, do reveal significant people who deserve our serious attention and emulation.