“DO NOT BE AFRAID” Genesis 21:17 June 21, 2014 Westmount Park United Church What a fearful and awesome scene is painted by our reading from the book of Genesis, the story of Hagar and Ishmael being rescued from the brink of death after they have been driven out of Abraham’s household into the wilderness.
Genesis 21: 8 21 Sarah’s child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac. So she said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman with her
OUR NEXT ASSIGNMENT June 14, 2014 Westmount Park United Church For centuries the Christian Church has observed the Sunday after Pentecost as Trinity Sunday. That is why the gospel reading assigned to this week in the church year is the very end of Matthew’s gospel where Jesus tells his disciples to “Make disciples of
Genesis 1:1 – 2:4 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw
“MANY GIFTS FROM ONE SPIRIT” I Corinthians 12:4 June 7, 2014 Westmount Park United Church In the second chapter of the Book of Acts Luke tells us that fifty days after Jesus’ resurrection, when his disciples were gathered together, they experienced the coming of the Holy Spirit, first as a noise like the rushing of
Acts 2: 1 21 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested