This week concludes our series on Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. Nick Kilpatrick and Mitchell Eithun (a Harry Potter Neophyte) will be leading the message. The theme is Generosity and we are reading Keeper of the Keys, Book 1, Chapter 4. Come to worship in your best Hogwarts attire. 8 pm at Wesley Student Centre, 1118 S. Harrison Road.
It part two of three of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. Although Harry Potter is a secular text it has had an impact on our culture. We will engage the book with some approaches to reading sacred scripture. This Thursday Amanda Northrup and Pastor Bill will dive into Fear: Letters from No One (Book 1, Chapter 3). Come to worship in your best Hogwarts attire. 8p at Wesley Student Centre, 1118 S. Harrison Road.
The Wesley Retreat is scheduled for Sunday November 5 from 10-5p. Our theme is All Saints Day and we will remember and reflect Saintly people in our lives. We will start the van run at 9am and leave from Wesley at 9:30a. We are heading to Echo Center in Stockbridge MI, for some team building, hiking, mountain biking, and zip-lining. The cost is $10. Here’s the link for the Facebook event!
Relationships and the Christian Life. Over the next four weeks we are exploring the world of the relationships: Roommates, Lovers, Family and Friends. We all struggle from time to time in these kind of relationship and being a Christian doesn’t make them easier. However, our faith traditions have a way of helping us agree upon boundaries, behaviors and identity that make these relationship transformative and life giving. Come and join us for this week where we will drill down on the roommate relationship. Thursday at 8pm.
Free Prayer on Luke 9:46-50
An argument arose among them as to which one of them was the greatest. But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, took a little child and put it by his side, and said to them, “Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of you is the greatest.” John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you.”
What is the word or phrase that stick out to you?
What does this passage say about your day?
What is this passage asking you to do, be or change?
When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be to this generation. The queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here! The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and see, something greater than Jonah is here! – Luke 11:29-32
What word or phrase captures your imagination?
What does this passage have to say about your day?
What does the scripture ask you to do, be or change?
But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
What is the word of phrase that sticks out to you?
What does this passage say about your day?
What is the reading asking you to do, be or change?