Sunday, August 13, 2017, Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

A Peek At The Sunday Sermon
Saturday, September 2,
2017. Circle the date – it’s
the Wolverines against
Florida and the start of Big
Ten football in Michigan.
And in case you were
wondering - the picture to
the left has everthing to do
with the Sunday sermon!

This picture was taken in November 2016. It was Michigan
against Ohio State, and it was the game of the century. The
outcome was NOT what a Wolverine fan expected. It was
disheartening …devastating … and for this Michigan fan, it
signaled the beginning of the darkest of times in Ann Arbor.

On Sunday, we’ll take a look at College Football and find a
comparison with living the Christian life. It doesn’t matter if you
are a football fan or hate all sports – you should enjoy our worship
and learn something about living for Jesus, in the darkest of
times.

Prepare for Sunday. Read Isaiah 6:1-8, and you will be ready to
learn why …
“Life is Like Big 10 Football”

See you at 10 AM for Sunday Worship!
Beginning June 11th (Trinity Sunday) and until
November 19th the altar Colors are green,
symbolizing the renewal of vegetation and generally
of living things and the promise of new life!

Our suggested Scripture reading for August 20, from the 2017 UCC
Church Calendar:

Romans 11:1-2 & 29-32 (NLT)
God’s Mercy!

I ask, then, has God rejected his own people, the
nation of Israel? Of course not! I myself am an
Israelite, a descendant of Abraham and a member of
the tribe of Benjamin. 2 No, God has not rejected his
own people, whom he chose from the very beginning.
Do you realize what the Scriptures say about this?

For God’s gifts and his call can never be
withdrawn. 30 Once, you Gentiles were rebels against
God, but when the people of Israel rebelled against
him, God was merciful to you instead. 31 Now they are
the rebels, and God’s mercy has come to you so that
they, too, will share in God’s mercy. 32 For God has
imprisoned everyone in disobedience so he could
have mercy on everyone.
The Sunday Sermon
is on YouTube!
Just click on the YouTube
image and you will be taken to
last week’s sermon!

Prayer Requests
Edith Schwartz. Now home and in hospice care.
Carrie Goldie. Serious health concerns.
Irene Moxon. Serious medical problems.
Marilyn Beardsley. Continuing medical concerns.
Pat Stacho. Continuing medical concerns.
Shirley Fedraw. Medical concerns.
Phyllis Preston. Medical concerns.
Pauline Gourlay. Medical concerns.
David Allen. Medical concerns.
Grant MacKenzie. Continuing medical concerns.
Gail Waggoner. Health issues.
Jane Haling. Health issues.
The new school year starts soon and we are
again collecting supplies for an elementary
school in a less affluent area. Good deals on
supplies can be found at most retailers like
Target and Meijer or at dollar stores. Items
needed most include composition notebooks,
pencils, colored pencils, markers, erasers, pens,
scissors, and glue. Donations can be placed in
the blue box outside the church office. They
will be delivered after Labor Day. Thank you for
giving!
BLOGGING ALONG!

Since arriving at Dearborn Congregational. I’ve been
“blogging” about church work and my life in the
ministry. You can learn more about the Pastor and
how he thinks, by clicking on the link (picture) above
or to the right!
Helping the Needy
We are now collecting non-perishable food donations that will be
delivered to the Fish & Loaves food pantry, in Taylor. This
organization was first launched by an ecumenical group of
churches, led by St. Paul United Church of Christ in Taylor and
their Pastor, Rev. Geoff Drutchas.

Fish & Loaves offers needy families and
individuals a wide range of canned goods,
refrigerated and frozen foods, dairy products,
and seasonal produce at no cost to clients.
Since opening its doors in 2008, the Fish &
Loaves Pantry has assisted more than 9100
households and over 13,000 men, women,
and children. They distribute over two million
pounds of food annually.

What The Bible Says About …

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Similarly, the Bible represents our final authority for knowing God’s
will for our lives. From the Book of Isaiah to St. Paul’s Letter to the
Colossians … This is going to be an exciting adventure!!!

Each week - a different topic for study. Are you ready to discover
what the Bible says about the many issues of importance in your life?
See you Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00 PM!

Blessings,

Pastor Bill