Sunday, October 14, 2018
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Worship at 8:45am and 10:00am
Then Job replied: “Even today my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy in spite of my groaning. If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling!“ –Job 23:1-3
Guest Preacher, Rev. Oden Warman, will be preaching at both services, “Can God Handle Our Complaints?”
There are times when we feel abandoned by God. We feel guilty about complaining to God and we do not feel comfortable sharing our unhappiness with others. Can we share our honest feelings with God?
Scripture: Job 23:1-9, 15-17
Pray for our world (from the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle ): Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Rev. Oden Warman served as a pastor in the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church for 40 years. His education was at Dickinson College and Wesley Theological Seminary where he received his M.Div. in 1973. He retired as lead pastor at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh, PA. in 2014. Oden provided conference leadership for many conference programs over that time including serving as the District Superintendent of the Washington PA District. His passions have been preaching and teaching and reaching out to children and youth through educational ministries. He encouraged travel to the Holy Land and has led tours there five times. Oden is a supporter of camping, particularly, Jumonville in Fayette Co., PA. He makes his home with his wife, Debbie, on his family’s homestead in rural Maryland where he enjoys gardening.