Friday, October 17, 2014

Towards Sunday, October 19, 2014

Scripture:  Romans 8:18-28

"We know that all things work together for good for those who love God..."

Like me, do you sometimes repeat this Bible verse when something works out well? 

Is it a way of giving thanks to God for the good fortune?  Maybe a way of assuring our soul that God is on our side?  Maybe a way of feeling blessed rather than just lucky?

This week in worship we will watch the second half of the video about Betty Bridgman's life as a mission doctor, and in it she makes reference to this verse as a way of understanding her experience.  As we watch her story, we have reason perhaps to expand our understanding of what it means to "love God" and to become a little clearer about what kind of "good" (and whose good) is worked together and accomplished by those who love God.

We are glad to know Betty, and that she is one of us.  This week and next we have a chance to listen to what her story can teach us about serving God and God's kingdom where we are.

This week we watch the second half of the video in our worship.

Next week, you are invited to stay after worship to discuss the video and what her story can teach us.  Soup and bread will be provided by the Faith Development Committee.

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