This week, the California Department of Public Health CDPH ordered people to wear face coverings in most indoor settings regardless of vaccination status. The reinstatement of the mask mandate is due to the current surge of COVID cases. And there are two different mask mandates: mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals only applies to public indoor settings, while the mask mandate applies to unvaccinated individuals in all indoor settings. Please wear your mask.
Also, the weather is hot. So, please hydrate.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. And see you this Sunday at 1:15 pm.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:15 The Message Bible
26-27 When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband was dead, she grieved for her husband. When the time of mourning was over, David sent someone to bring her to his house. She became his wife and bore him a son.
12 1-3 But God was not at all pleased with what David had done, and sent Nathan to David. Nathan said to him, “There were two men in the same city—one rich, the other poor. The rich man had huge flocks of sheep, herds of cattle. The poor man had nothing but one little female lamb, which he had bought and raised. It grew up with him and his children as a member of the family. It ate off his plate and drank from his cup and slept on his bed. It was like a daughter to him.
4 “One day a traveler dropped in on the rich man. He was too stingy to take an animal from his own herds or flocks to make a meal for his visitor, so he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared a meal to set before his guest.”
5-6 David exploded in anger. “As surely as God lives,” he said to Nathan, “the man who did this ought to be lynched! He must repay for the lamb four times over for his crime and his stinginess!”
7-12 “You’re the man!” said Nathan. “And here’s what God, the God of Israel, has to say to you: I made you king over Israel. I freed you from the fist of Saul. I gave you your master’s daughter and other wives to have and to hold. I gave you both Israel and Judah. And if that hadn’t been enough, I’d have gladly thrown in much more. So why have you treated the word of God with brazen contempt, doing this great evil? You murdered Uriah the Hittite, then took his wife as your wife. Worse, you killed him with an Ammonite sword! And now, because you treated God with such contempt and took Uriah the Hittite’s wife as your wife, killing and murder will continually plague your family. This is God speaking, remember! I’ll make trouble for you out of your own family. I’ll take your wives from right out in front of you. I’ll give them to some neighbor, and he’ll go to bed with them openly. You did your deed in secret; I’m doing mine with the whole country watching!”
13-14 Then David confessed to Nathan, “I’ve sinned against God.”
Nathan pronounced, “Yes, but that’s not the last word. God forgives your sin. You won’t die for it. But because of your blasphemous behavior, the son born to you will die.”
15-18 After Nathan went home…
- We will continue to broadcast our worship live on Sundays at 1:15pm on our YouTube channel.
- The Food Pantry needs donations of adult diapers. You can drop it off at church or send it to Pastor Eula or Pastor Sam. Please contact us for our addresses.
- Mission Fund of 2021. Please contact Pastor Sam if you need the form.
- Feast Day for FPCLA’s third birthday. We will be doing an eating worship in the courtyard on October 3, 2021. Please come!