Happy Labor Day weekend in the U.S. Do you and your family have any fun plans? I can’t believe it is September already. What a year we have had so far. I hope everyone is safe and healthy and continuing to wear masks and being cautious, especially against the delta variant.
Scripture: Mark 7:24-37 The Message Bible
24-26 From there Jesus set out for the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house there where he didn’t think he would be found, but he couldn’t escape notice. He was barely inside when a woman who had a disturbed daughter heard where he was. She came and knelt at his feet, begging for help. The woman was Greek, Syro-Phoenician by birth. She asked him to cure her daughter.
27 He said, “Stand in line and take your turn. The children get fed first. If there’s any left over, the dogs get it.”
28 She said, “Of course, Master. But don’t dogs under the table get scraps dropped by the children?”
29-30 Jesus was impressed. “You’re right! On your way! Your daughter is no longer disturbed. The demonic affliction is gone.” She went home and found her daughter relaxed on the bed, the torment gone for good.
31-35 Then he left the region of Tyre, went through Sidon back to Galilee Lake and over to the district of the Ten Towns. Some people brought a man who could neither hear nor speak and asked Jesus to lay a healing hand on him. He took the man off by himself, put his fingers in the man’s ears and some spit on the man’s tongue. Then Jesus looked up in prayer, groaned mightily, and commanded, “Ephphatha!—Open up!” And it happened. The man’s hearing was clear and his speech plain—just like that.
36-37 Jesus urged them to keep it quiet, but they talked it up all the more, beside themselves with excitement. “He’s done it all and done it well. He gives hearing to the deaf, speech to the speechless.”
- We are back to remote worship. This Sunday communion worship. Please have your elements ready.
- Feast Day will be an in-person worship in the courtyard where we will eat and worship. It will be a potluck. You are welcome to bring food and/or just bring yourself. It will be a day of eating, worshiping, and communing together.
- If you or someone you know needs any immediate necessities like groceries, medications, books, or etc., then please fill-out our Mission Fund 2021 Form and send it to Pastor Sam.
- T-shirts Design. If you want to help design the T-shirt for FPCLA’s Feast Day, then please contact Pastor Sam.