Sunday we’ll try to understand the “big ideas” of the Psalm for the day. It’s a song of celebration of God’s house. Ancient Israel built a house for God. This fact has important implications for us as Christians. Our faith tradition rests on the holy history of Israel. The belief that God lives in a place on earth is developed in important ways through the centuries. If God has house, then God’s people want to go there. God’s people belong in or near God’s house; good and important things happen to them there. Pilgrimage to God’s house is the first and final duty and joy of God’s people. We’ll walk through the Psalm as if we are pilgrims journeying to the house of God, which is what we are.
The choir rehearses at 8:45 am.
Family Promise training during the faith formation hour. If you have not gone through the training, this is your chance. You might bring friends who are interested in the Family Promise program. Kim Ho will lead the training.
Stephanie Smoot will supervise garden cleanup and garlic planting during the faith formation hour. Confirmation students are asked to make a special effort to be here for the cleanup. Dress for the activity.
Confirmation students remember your sermon report forms.
Bring in canned goods or anything else for the Wayland Food Pantry.
Intern Allen Simon will be with us on Sunday. Allen will be working with our community arts partners and helping with our community outreach projects.
Next Sunday, October 30, is Reformation Sunday and the day of first communion. Our Family Promise host weeks begin.