For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ (Ephesians 2:8-10).
Readings: Amos 7.7-15; Ephesians 1.3-14; Mark 6.14-29
This coming Sunday, July 11th, we gather onsite for worship in the church building on the Witte de Withstraat at 10:30am.
To maintain required social distancing in our small building, we are limited to a 35-40 attendees (excluding those helping lead). But we will also provide a livestream, so all can take part from wherever.
Our main Bible readings for the 6th Sunday after Trinity are challenging, as they should be: Amos 7:7-15 (where the prophet envisions God testing the moral standards of the people, and is called to speak out), and Mark 6:14-29 (the sad story around the death of that brave voice in the wilderness, John the Baptist). Both speak to our own times, the need for justice and integrity, and how God calls us to live the way, the truth and the life our Savior exemplifies for us.
All attending onsite do need wear face masks (except those under 12 years old) in our small space, but we can sing behind them! If you are feeling unwell, it’s best to stay home to keep yourself and others safe.
We do hope to be having a Junior Church activity for our youngest members!
If you want to attend, please let us know by Saturday (July 10th), so we can prepare everything well, thank you.
Please let us know if you plan to come by either:
1) responding with ‘Going’ to this Facebook event invitation,
2) sending a message via email to email@example.com
Please also indicate how many will attend with you.