Job 42:7-17. It has now been almost 6 weeks with Job and we ask, “What may we take from this story of pain and struggle and loss and uncertainty?” What do these last verses tell us about the struggle, about emerging on the other side, and about who we are? It is a surprising twist when God calls out the “religious, righteous friends” of Job and essentially puts their future in Job’s hands. I am looking forward to bringing this series home Sunday. Join us as we finish Job on a high note!
Job 31:35-37; 38:1-11. After many days of calling out to God, of demanding a face-to-face, Job gets what he asked for. God shows up for the that conversation. And we get to overhear the conversation! What will we learn about who God is and how we can related to God from this interaction? You’ll have to wait until this Sunday to discover that. Join us online or in person at 11-ish on Sunday morning.
Wesley Housing operates a 6 person group home near us! We would like to “adopt” this home and help out the residents with cleaning of the common areas, celebrate their birthdays and holidays with them. Interested in meeting new folks who could use our help? Sign up on the sheet to help our new friends at Springdale (right off Lacy Boulevard). We will be working at Springdale on Saturday, August 13th. Contact Linda with questions, Linda@sjumc.net and to sign up to help! It will be fun and help these wonderful seniors!!
Job 14:7-15; 19:23-27. Things are bad for our hero, Job. After suffering great loss, Job has three friends show up to console him; consolation turns into irritation and then to accusation. With friends like this, who needs enemies? This week we see Job reach the end of rope but not give up. What is the meaning of this life? That will be our focus on Sunday!
Where there is love, there is life.
Rising Hope is in need of coffee and men’s undershirts. Can you help out our friends at Rising Hope? Bring your donations to worship! We will be collecting throughout July through mid-August! Learn more about Rising Hope here.