Posted by: deercreekcharge | July 10, 2010

Ants–Sunday, 11 July 2010

Good day! Welcome back to Deer Creek Charge! We’re excited you’re stopping by and hope that you will join us for worship! This week we are looking at the passage Luke 10:25-37, the “Good Samaritan” passage…the one where the one guy gets beat up and a bunch of religious people who should have known better but pass him by. Later, this guy from an enemy territory happens by and helps the beat up dude, doctoring him and eventually takes him to the hospital of the day–the inn. The enemy dude pays the inkeeper to care for the guy, promising to repay him if it costs more than what he gave him up front. It’s a familiar story, so we’re taking a new look at it…through the eyes of an ant. Yup, an ant. No, not aunt. Ant. The little things that are annoying and really good a ruining picnics. Those things. They actually have a lot to teach us about compassion and caring for one another. Consequently, the sermon title is “Ants.” We’ll be singing some old favorites for hymns, praying, praising God and having fellowship with one another! A special treat at Mt. Tabor–one of the talented choir members is doing a solo at the offertory, “It Is Well with my Soul.” You won’t want to miss this!

Announcements:

Bible study continues on Exodus…Wednesday mornings at 11am at Deer Creek. Join us for this enlightening time of mutual sharing and learning!

We continue to watch the worship painting of the lighthouse develop. Not sure what I’m talking about? Check out last week’s post 🙂

Deer Creek is collecting school supplies for children in need. Bring them to the church. Not sure what to bring? Check out the list at the back of the sanctuary or email us.

Next Sunday is 3rd Sunday of the month! And that means that it is 3rd Sunday Refreshments after worship at Mt. Tabor!! Bring a dish or come as you are. You are always welcome! Fun, food and fellowship…life doesn’t get any better than this!

May God bless you this week and always! We are here to walk with you when you are ready 🙂 Peace from all of us to you…

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  1. Sorry I missed the ants. I didn’t even get to see cockroaches!!

  2. Great idea, but will this work over the long run?

  3. Any time we care for our neighbors we are doing what we are called to do–what Jesus showed us by example. We must care for the least and the lost, the marginalized, the oppressed, the imprisoned, the ones that no one else cares about. This is what it means to be a “Christian”–a Christ-follower. As United Methodists, we believe in a “social gospel” where we act this out.

    According to our heritage, we believe and profess that “personal salvation always involves Chrsitian mission and service to the world…Scriptural holiness entails more than personal piety; love of God is always linked with love of neighbor, a passion for justice and renewal in the life of the world.” (Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, 2008, para. 101).

    Serving others has proven sustainable for over 2,000 years, and it will continue to do so. If you are curious and want to learn more, we invite you to come and join us in worship and see for yourself. Or, if you are too far away, your local United Methodist Church and pastor can provide more information.

    (And the ants provided a great metaphor for this topic!)


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