I hope you and your family are doing well. Please continue to practice safe measures as we are still in a pandemic.
We have a guest preacher this Sunday, Pastor Sean Chow. He is an old seminary buddy from San Francisco Theological Seminary and now works as a trainer and representative of the 1001 New Worshiping Communities, which we are a part of and supported by. It is always a blessing to hear other pastors. FPCLA has a program of inviting guest preachers every month especially those that been marginalized for who they are. If you know of any that you would like to hear speak, please let us know.
Sermon: Singing the Lord's Song
Scripture: Luke 12:22-34 NRSV
22 He said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?[a] 26 If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;[b] yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. 30 For it is the nations of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, strive for his[c] kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
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2. We have updated our emails and website. Please update your contact lists.
3. The Food Pantry needs donations of baby diapers (sizes 3,4,5,6), adult diapers, and feminine hygiene products. You can drop it off at church or send it to Pastor Eula or Pastor Sam. Please contact us for our addresses.
4. Mission Fund of 2021. Please contact Pastor Sam if you need the form.
5. Zoom Book Reading: TBA