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Mind the Gap Everywhere we turn today we are told that people are divided like never before. Sides have been chosen and flags have been raised. The distance between us seems to be chasm a that we cannot cross. But what about the distance between us and God? Could that be a factor in how we got to where we are? Patrick Wilson, a member of our congregation, will explore these questions this Sunday as guest speaker in our Modern Worship Service.
READING FROM THE SCRIPTURES
19 “Once there was a rich man. He was dressed in purple cloth and fine linen. He lived an easy life every day. 20 A man named Lazarus was placed at his gate. Lazarus was a beggar. His body was covered with sores. 21 Even dogs came and licked his sores. All he wanted was to eat what fell from the rich man’s table.
22 “The time came when the beggar died. The angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In the place of the dead, the rich man was suffering terribly. He looked up and saw Abraham far away. Lazarus was by his side. 24 So the rich man called out, ‘Father Abraham! Have pity on me! Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water. Then he can cool my tongue with it. I am in terrible pain in this fire.’
25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember what happened in your lifetime. You received your good things. Lazarus received bad things. Now he is comforted here, and you are in terrible pain. 26 Besides, a wide space has been placed between us and you. So those who want to go from here to you can’t go. And no one can cross over from there to us.’
27 “The rich man answered, ‘Then I beg you, father Abraham. Send Lazarus to my family. 28 I have five brothers. Let Lazarus warn them. Then they will not come to this place of terrible suffering.’
29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have the teachings of Moses and the Prophets. Let your brothers listen to them.’
30 “ ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said. ‘But if someone from the dead goes to them, they will turn away from their sins.’
31 “Abraham said to him, ‘They do not listen to Moses and the Prophets. So they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ ”
Kids Against Hunger Day of Service
The Annual Kids Against Hunger Event is happening next weekend! Volunteer to pack meals for communities in need! This is a great chance to bring your book club, your volleyball team, or your football buddies together for a day of service! We need HUNDREDS of volunteer hours to get this done! Please sign up by clicking the image above.
First Kids Yoga!
Ms. Marisha will guide students in a playful, engaging and peaceful exploration of Yoga and Mindfulness including storytelling, songs, poems and creative movement. These are all presented in safe, child-friendly forms that encourage physical awareness, social-emotional learning, cognitive development and imaginary play.
This will be a 6-week free course on Monday and Wednesday each week. Our first class will be October 3, 2022 @ 9:00 to 9:30 am in the Family Life Center. Sign up by clicking the image above.
Worship! Play! Spend time with friends! Retreat!
Registration is live for our Hachie Youth Group Fall Retreat at Glen Lake Camp! This is a two night retreat for our 6th thru 12th graders. Come join us for a weekend getaway at Glen Lake Camp! Please register by clicking the image above by October 1st!
Glen Lake Camp is coming to FUMC next Wednesday! The team at Glen Lake is bringing camp to the church! Don't miss this special night at midweek. We'll have an outdoor rock wall set up as well as other fun camp activities!
Happening This Week
Sunday, September 25
8:30 am Traditional Worship in Sanctuary
9:30 - 9:45 am Early Risers Choir Rehearsal
11:00 am Traditional Worship in Sanctuary
11:15 am Modern Worship in Fidelis Hall
4:00 pm Flame Worship Arts
Monday, September 26
12:00 pm Hospitality and Outreach Team Meeting
2:00 pm 42 Domino Games
Wednesday, September 28
7:30 am Men's Prayer Breakfast @ Cancun's Restaurant
6:00 - 7:30 pm Children & Youth Midweek Activities
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