HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jean Clarke, Josh Freed, Alice Kraus 25th; Chase Mahoney, Peter Walbrandt 26th; Ellen Hill, Paul Kulp, Fern Vasey 28th; Michael Mirabella, Danielle Mylin 29th; Cooper Moyer, Melody Smith, Holli Walbrandt 31st.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Justin and Courtney Lepping 25th; Ben and Adelaide Weber, Kevin and Karli Weiss 26th.
Galatians 3:19-29; Colossians 2:6-15; Hebrews 8:1-13
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Jesus: A Better Ministry of an Improved Covenant. How many of us are guilty of thinking that no one can do things quite the way we can? This attitude is exposed when we’re doing home projects. A family member or neighbor comes by and asks to help. We politely decline the offer because we would rather do it ourselves. The Hebrew Christians are instructed that reliance on past religious rites of OT Law, done by human effort, will never suffice. Like the Hebrews, we must steadily live trusting and depending on the excellent ministry of our exalted high priest who ratified an improved covenant with God.
THE SACRAMENT of Holy Communion will be shared at the service of worship next Sunday. Come prepared to worship and receive.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
- Today – Bob Jacobus, Foretold Ministries
- July 28 – Dave Reich, Spiritual But Not Religious
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING is scheduled for August 11th immediately following the service. The purpose of the meeting is to elect Consistorymen. Those men being nominated to serve as Elders are Ken Merritt and John DiLenge. Being nominated for Deacons are Kendall Musselman and Shaun Permar.
A HOST FAMILY is being sought for an 18-year-old boy from Serbia who will be attending Faith Christian Academy. Since he is coming through a missionary non-profit organization, the host parent allowance is $300/month. If interested, contact Cheryl, Director of International Students at 215-257-4549.
FOR RENT: 1 BR, first floor, Souderton apartment available mid-August. New bathroom, kitchen & deck. Washer, dryer and dishwasher in apt. Call Karen at 267-446-8367 if interested.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE happens this Friday. People can signup on-line or look for a Lay Committee representative in the narthex before and after the worship service.
LUKE 19 PROJECT: The piano duet CDs are available in the narthex after the worship service. There are more than were ordered so if you didn’t order a CD but would like to own one see Darlene Schmidt after the service. Cost is $10.
THE JULY FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON takes place today. No agenda, no expectations, just good, simple food and fellowship in the Lord. We hope the SLMT crew arrives home early, so you may get an immediate update from some of them on their week’s service to the Lord.