Theme: “As a theologian in the making, he was introduced to Dalit Hermeneutics. Ever since, he has been attempting to interpret the Bible (particularly the Old Testament) and relate it to the Dalits. His aim is to make people understand that the Bible can be seen as a tool to help Dalits and bring about Dalit liberation and emancipation.”
[Dalit = designation for a group of people traditionally regarded as untouchable…a mixed population, consisting of numerous social groups from all over India; a variety of languages and practice a multitude of religions…Dalits make up more than 15% percent of India's population.]
August 10 | 9:30 & 11:00am |
Psalter Lesson Psalm 105:1-4
Gospel Lesson Matthew 14:22-33
Sermon: Focused Faith…
Theme: God’s presence gives us strength. Jesus walks on water… Peter comes to Jesus also walking on water but notices the strong wind and loses focus/ability. Jesus catches him. How does this similar thing happen to us?
Old Testament Lesson: Genesis 45:1-15
Psalter Lesson: Psalm 133
Theme: Joseph forgiving brothers for what they did to him. Tears flow. Forgiveness can be really hard work. What does scripture/experience tell us of God’s process? What is your process like?
Old Testament Lesson: Exodus 1:8-2:10
Psalter Lesson: Psalm 124
Sermon: Fear Factor
Theme: Hebrew midwives instructed to not let baby boys live. Midwives are motivated by fear and/or love to the babies live. What motivates you? Where does your courage come from? How does the Holy enter into your emotions?
August 31 – One Family Worship at 10:00am – under the tree at lower playground
Old Testament Lesson: Exodus 3:1-15
Psalter Lesson: Psalm 23
Epistle Lesson: Romans 12:9-21
Sermon: Holy Ground
Theme: The call of Moses – at the burning bush.
Stories of holy places – in scripture and in our life together/separately.
(echoes from the August newsletter)