It is never too early to mark your calendars! There are lots of opportunities on the church calender for the rest of the year.
September 9 - Begin the program with Communion (Sunday School and Choir begins)
Sunday, October 7 - World Communion Sunday
Sunday, October 14, Kirkin’ of the Tartans
Sunday, November 4, All Saints Sunday
Sunday, November 11, Central State Choir in worship
Friday, November 9, Organ Concert
Sunday, December 16, Chirstmas Cantata
Sunday, December 23, Family Service at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, December 24, Candlelight Service at 7:00 p.m.
If you know any toddlers, you may not be surprised that 70-80 percent of their conversations are comprised of questions. Surveys have indicated that only 15-25 percent of adult conversations are composed of questions. We stop asking questions at an alarming rate.
One reason this is alarming is that while Jesus is asked 183 questions in the New Testament, he asks over 300 questions. Questions help us see our surroundings in a new way. Well-asked questions can unsettle long-held assumptions. Questions open us up to mystery and allows us to become inquisitive, life-long learners. For the church, continuing to ask questions places us in the position of listening, instead of presuming that the proprietors of all of the answers. Jesus answered less than handful of the questions he was asked. Can studying the questions of Jesus help us ask the right questions for ministry today?
Throughout June and July we are going to focus on the questions Jesus asked. Each Sunday, we will read scripture in which Jesus asks a question. On Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. we will offer a book study. The book is titled Jesus is the Question: The 307 Questions Jesus Asks and the Three He Answered by Martin Copenhaver.
Here is the worship schedule for June and July:
- Sunday, June 3 - Communion: Haven’t you ever read what David did when he was in need, when he and those with him were hungry? (Mark 2:23-3:6) Music from the Phil DeGreg Jazz Trio.
- Sunday, June 10 - Choir Recognition: Who are my mother and my brothers? (Mark 3:20-35) Music from the Sanctuary Choir.
- Sunday, June 17: Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith? (Mark 4:35-41) Music from the Summer Choir.
- Sunday, June 24: How much bread do you have? (Mark 6:35-44) Music from Kara and Matt Miller.
- Sunday, July 1 - Communion: Why do you make a commotion and weep? (Mark 5:21-43) Music from Suzanne Edwards.
- Sunday, July 8: Can worry add a second to your life? (Matthew 6:25-34) Music from Tara Downie, soprano.
- Sunday, July 15: What/who are you looking for? (John 1:28, 18:7, and 11:1-13) Music from Brian Shepard, tenor and organist.
- Sunday, July 22: Would you give a snake to a child who wants bread? Ore a scorpion for and egg? How much more will the heavenly father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask? (Luke 11:1-13) Music by the Razor’s Edge Barbershop Chorus.
- Sunday, July 29 Do you love me? (John 221:15-19) Music by the Wing Walkers.
May 6: Sunday Worship will include Baptism and Communion
May 13: The Joyful Noize Choir will lead worship.
May 20: We will have liturgical dancers for Pentecost this year.
May 27: Join us for guest preacher the Rev. Karen Fleming.
April 8: Easter Encore. Our pastor will be swapping pulpits with the Rev. Sarah Sparks-Franklin from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springboro. Both will be revisiting their Easter sermons.
April 22: Guest Preacher. Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Nowak
April 29: Service of Healing and Wholeness. The deacons will be hosting a prayer service after worship which includes an opportunity t be anointed with oil.