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This week, will begin the Epiphany Worship Series, God is Holding Your Life: A Journey of Assurance for the New Year. We can swing between disappointment, helplessness, and gratitude on a daily basis. There are also seasons of our lives when we feel inundated with more of one than the others. As we enter the new year, we had hoped we would be past the feeling of helplessness of the last several months. Instead, we find ourselves with ongoing prayers for help. The Book of Psalms knows all about this. Written over a span of time from exile and isolation to the rebuilding of the community, the poetry of the Psalms will accompany us in this series, reminding us that through it all, we can trust and even give our thankful gratitude because God is, indeed, holding our lives.
This Sunday Pastor, Peter Ilgenfritz will explore Psalm 72, “God delivers the needy when they call” through his sermon, “These Lives are Precious.” We do not live in a land ruled by Kings, as the hearers of our first Psalm of this series did. Nevertheless, the petitions of the psalmist for justice, deliverance, defense of the poor and oppressed, and peace for all peoples is an undergirding theme of our faith. We are reminded that a just society is one that proclaims, “these lives are precious” and worthy of protection. God, indeed, is holding our lives. Let this be our “epiphany” in this new year.
Join us for a Bible Study of the Psalms on Zoom Mondays 9-10:30 a.m. Bring any translation of the Bible. Read the psalm and join us for a lively conversation as we explore the psalm and ask how they speak to us today. You may contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Jan. 11 - Psalm 29
Jan. 18 - Psalm 139
Jan. 25 - Psalm 62
Feb. 1 - Psalm 111
Feb. 8 - Psalm 147
Adult Christian Education classes have resumed via Zoom on Sunday mornings at 8:30. They will be studying “America's Long Struggle Against Slavery.” Folks should contact Barbara Fritz at email@example.com a Zoom link if you wish to join.
Send prayer joys and concerns to Prayer Chain Coordinator, Barbara Fritz at firstname.lastname@example.org; Note if you would like to have your prayer shared on Sunday during worship. A list of public prayer requests can be found by clicking HERE.
You may submit your offerings online at www.congochurchbbh.org, or mail to Congo Church BBH, P.O. Box 468, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.