“Come as you are to worship!” All people are welcome! Large print prayers books are available.
Our Sunday Rite II service is at 9:30 a.m. with hymns and praise music. Coffee time and Adult Inspirations follow the service. Children (ages 3 through 3rd grade) meet during the readings and sermon and return for the Peace and Communion with their families. Living the Good News lessons and activities are presented during the school year.
On the first and third Wednesdays, the service is held at Rittenhouse at 9:30 a.m.. Equally as important as connecting with God, these services afford us an opportunity to connect with the residents. Come worship and be a friend to our senior brothers and sisters in Christ! http://www.rittenhousesl.com/comm-michigancity/
Fr. Rob is taking suggestions for topics for the Adult Inspirations class.
WE WILL SERVE THE LORD! A few weeks ago, the semi-continuous lectionary readings took us to Joshua 24, in which Joshua challenges the people of Israel to recommitment themselves to the Lord, especially since they were entering an era of relative ease and prosperity in the newly settled land of Canaan. Joshua boldly calls the people to commitment, one that he himself makes as well: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!”
During the sermon time, I asked our congregation to reflect upon and write about two questions. First of all, describe a time when you consciously committed yourself to God. Second of all, what have been the blessings and the challenges of this commitment? While these responses are posted on the bulletin board in the hallway, I wanted to share a few of the responses that I found inspiring.
I can’t pinpoint one incident. My level of commitment ebbs and flows. I am happiest when I am filled with the Holy Spirit and live my faith day in and day out. What will others think of me?’ is always in the background, but breaking that and witnessing is such a blessing and so rewarding.
After waiting for an extended time, God gave me the family I always wanted. I chose to serve him more completely and raise my children to do the same. Life often gets in the way of serving the Lord the way I should.
Just being here each Sunday drives my atheist friends nuts. Yet they are unhappy, drinking, drugging, lost. Not me. I try to let God live my life for me. Give up control. Be an example
As a teenager, I was anxious and depressed. I vowed to follow Jesus if my cares were removed and they were. Recognizing my on-going sin is difficult. Recognizing God’s continuing blessings has been most rewarding.
Let’s continue to support one another as we, together, daily choose to serve the Lord! God bless you! Rob +
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