Acts 17:22-31. I used to love to paint and I learned to enjoy it more during my years in seminary. Over the years I’ve tried to move into more “painting with words” and yet I’d be hard pressed to measure up to these words from Paul as reported by Luke in the book of Acts. These words will launch our August series about Visioning the Church. Join us Sunday for the beginning of this new series.
Crazy as it sounds, fantasy football is fun! We will have several leagues for anyone who wants to play. There are only a few requirements: you need to have access to a computer, have an email address, and can be a good sport when you win or lose! Interested in having a team? Sign up in the lobby. The drafts will be online, at pre-arranged times. See Linda Patterson, or email her if you have questions or want to participate: Linda@sjumc.net
Each year, through the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC), Saint James “adopts” local kids and helps them start their school year off right! Consider adopting a child and purchasing a new backpack and school supplies (you can co-adopt with another family here too!). We have one more 7th grade girl who needs to be adopted! Email Linda Patterson if you can help, Linda@sjumc.net. Supplies are due back to Saint James by Sunday, August 16th. Feel free to include a note for the child and attach the list to the backpack!
Ephesians 3:14-21. We’ve been chatting about transitions and change. Having spent the week in North Carolina at Appalachian Service Project working on folks homes, I will have transitioned twice: once into a different place and then back again. I am looking forward to reflecting together about facing change in everyday and not-so-everyday living.
Mark 6:6-13. One of the several challenging transitions we face in life involve dealing with rejection and loss. That is what we are talking about this Sunday.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. The writer of Ecclesiastes wants us to know that in life there is a time for everything. I’m told that timing is everything. This week I want us to explore together the question and challenge of timing when it comes to transitions and change. What clues can we gain to help us be prepared for transitioning in our personal lives?
2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10. This week we begin the Challenge of Transitions Series when we talk about how to deal with all kinds of transitions in life. This week we build our message around a seemingly easy transition when David steps into being King officially. Are there clues about this transition in the text that can help us in our own transitions? Was it really that easy? Sunday we’ll wrestle with this story about King David.