There are lots of amazing changes at Edmonds Presbyterian Church. We have welcomed new visitors, a new baby, and cleaned out and repurposed rooms. The Edmonds Coop Preschool will soon grace our halls with little voices. We are so excited.
Our Bible Study on Acts has begun. Join us after worship in person or Tuesday at 10 AM on Zoom. We are using Scot McKnight’s “Acts.” There are free copies on the back table at church. It is also available on Kindle.
Garden worship at Nancy Becker’s house on September 10th was a big success. We are putting together a new music program and excited about the changes this will bring. If you know someone would like to participate or become our new music director, please contact me.
Men’s Group is happening all summer at 9 AM on Saturday Mornings. We share in music, bible study, and discussion. Women’s Association meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month with lunch. Get involved in their mission and outreach activities.
Please tell your friends and family about our Online Streaming Worship. We have a new camera with much improved video quality. Please go to the www.epc-pcusa.org website for the latest links.
This is what I am planning for worship in October.
Sunday, October 1st. Laurel Underwood will preach and celebrate communion for World Communion Sunday. This is a special Sunday filled with music and the Holy Spirit. Join us in person and online!
Sunday, October 7th. In “Amazing in Our Eyes” I will give you some old-time religion about the Ten Commandments and Jesus’ Parable of the Wicked Tenants. The Ten Commandments were the foundation of the Jewish legal system which greatly influences our lives today.
Sunday, October 14th. Idolatry is everywhere. Humans are built to make meaning and that often leads to idolatry. In “Golden Calves” I show that this meaning making is not inherently wrong, but just misdirected. Instead we should listen to the voice of reason in Paul’s letter to the Philippians.
Sunday, October 22nd. Antisemitism is a major problem in church history. It takes nuance to understand that when we read about Jesus’s and disciples’ opposition to the Jews is not against all Jewish people or the Jewish religion. In “Not in Word Only” I show how Jesus asks us to look beyond institutional power to see God at work.
Sunday, October 29th. In “The Lion King” the torch of kingship is passed from the king Mufasa to the cub Simba. It is a good image of what Moses did to pass the torch of a new generation on Mt. Nebo. He couldn’t go into the promised land, but his legacy was passed to the young. We need to pass our power on to a new generation in our churches.
It is a joy to serve God with you! I look forward to worshiping with you in October!
Grace and Peace, Pastor Rob