Join us for worship on Sunday, July 24,
at 9:15 a.m.
we begin reading through the Letter to the Colossians.
city of Colossae was located on a tectonic fault line that for millennia had
produced devastating earthquakes—and continues to do so in our time. Colossae itself was destroyed by an
earthquake—perhaps even in the 60s, just shortly after the Christians there
received this letter.
But there is
a growing sense among many that we are all on shaky ground.
the Republican Party is changing dramatically and rapidly and even wonder if it
will survive its tectonic shifts. The Democratic Party faces its own challenges
as well. Our current political upheaval seems more than mere election year
Our nation, shaken
by the murders of citizens by police, has to be reminded that Black Live
shaken by the murders of police by citizens, has to be reminded that such
actions are never acceptable.
shaken by the murders in Orlando, still needs to find a way to accept all people.
shaken by gun violence, just continues to be shaken.
of terrorism continue to rumble across the nations.
If the early
Christians in Colossae, living in a tumultuous location in their own tumultuous
times, could hear of hope in the word of truth, perhaps we, too, can hear good
news in this letter.
Lessons: Isaiah 24:17-20;
Sermon: “On Shaky Ground”
William Lovin preaching
Solo “One Sweetly Solemn Thought” Robert Kemp
Free parking at the Iowa Memorial Union Ramp (Park east end of the 4th level for a one block walk.)