In our gospel lesson for Sunday, we have the story of a rich man commending a dishonest steward. It’s a very unusual (and difficult) parable to understand in our modern world, and one that has led to many different interpretations of what Jesus meant when he told his disciples to “make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous mammon…” Why does Jesus give such advice? What is going on in the lives of those who first heard the parable? Why are so many people indebted to this “rich man”? Why is the steward/manager commended!? Please join us for worship on Sunday, September 22nd at 10:30 a.m. and for refreshments and fellowship after the service. The scripture reading from the G0spel is Luke 16: 1-13. The call to worship is Psalm 113, while the Old Testament lessons are Amos 8:4-7 and Jeremiah 8: 18 – 9:1. The title of Rev. Fairfax’s sermon is “The Justice of Injustice”.
There will be a prayer meeting after coffee hour on this coming Sunday, September 22nd in the Green Room. Jesus said, ‘When two or three are gathered in my name, I am there.” Bring your prayers about whatever joys or concerns you may have on your mind and in your heart. All are welcome.
World Communion Sunday
On Sunday, October 6th, we will celebrate Communion with other Christians around the world on World Communion Sunday. We will also collect the Peacemaking Offering. This year’s verse for the offering is from 2 Thessalonians 3:16“…Peace in all times in all ways.” During the next few weeks, the Mission Focus time in the service will show how your gifts to the offering are used in a variety of peacemaking efforts at all levels of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
String Theory Benefit Concert
Come hear Clarendon Hill’s Jennifer Herzig play with her group, String Theory, as they perform a benefit concert, along with Hanna’s Hearts of Hope. All net proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Foundation (Massachusetts and R.I.) The 2:00 p.m. concert on Sunday, October 6th, in the church sanctuary, will be followed by a silent auction and a reception. Tickets for adults are $12.00 in advance ($15.00 at the door) and $5.00 for kids. For advance tickets, please go towww.jenaestarikov.com.
Installation Service of Rev. Fairfax