Sunday, September 2, 2018
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Worship at 8:45am and 10:00am
So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with defiled hands?” He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.” –Mark 7:5-8
Rev. Wayne Chung will be preaching at both services, “Clean Hands, Clean Heart”
The Pharisees believed that people should do certain things in a certain way to please and even protect God. They are still alive in the 21st century. Which does God want from us — going through familiar rituals for an hour on Sunday or opening up our hearts to God each and every day?
Scriptures: Mark 7:1-23
Pray for our world (from the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle ): Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal