TODAY & THIS WEEK
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
and a Time For Healing and Wholeness
OCTOBER 4, 2015
9:00 A.M. Bulletin
BACK DOOR CHURCH
Old Testament Lesson
New Testament Lesson
FOR THE LIVING OF THESE DAYS:
“The Law of Talion”
(Part 4 in a 5 part series)
Rev. Thomas J. McKinnon, Jr.
Peacemaking & Global Witness Offering received TODAY, Sunday, October 4.
Work Day/Litter Pick-Up is scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 9:00 a.m.
Annual Harvest Day, Saturday, October 17,
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
A TIME FOR HEALING AND WHOLENESS
The New Testament tells us clearly not only to pray for the sick, but to lay our hands on them as we pray, and Jesus himself did this many times. We know that in our daily lives, it is often touch…that lets us know that we are loved. Touch, often more than words, is a way of giving physical expression to our prayers and concerns for each other. Those coming forward for prayer for healing may not be ill physically— our past experience of hurt, our tangled emotions, and our inability to forgive and to receive forgiveness all makes us less than whole and in need of healing. Some coming forward may bring concerns for other people in need of healing. Through the love and care of us all, God can act…healing and restoring. We trust God to answer our prayers for healing, but we do not know how or when our prayers will be answered. We simply trust God to act in love for us, out of a deeper knowledge of our needs than we ourselves have. In this ministry of healing, we are in no sense rejecting the work of medicine, which is also the gift of God. Prayer is not an alternative, but a complement to other forms of healing, and a recognition that healing comes in many ways, and is finally concerned with wholeness and not simply cure.
From the Iona Community Worship Book, 1988.
2015 HISTORICAL PRESERVATION VIDEO
CLICK ON THE LINK, BELOW, TO VIEW THE COLLECTED INTERVIEWS OF MARY KARNES, JOAN BETTY, DAVID MARTIN AND TOM McKINNON ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH AND THE WORK OF THE DONEGAL SOCIETY TO SUPPORT IT.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO NOW
MISSION TOUR WRAP UP:
The M.T. Crew is grateful for the financial support, and now asks for your prayers to bless them with safe travels and work conditions, so that they can share the love of Jesus Christ through their faith AND works.
The Mission Tour ’15 Crew returned from the North Country on July 12. Thanks to all for your prayerful support!
The 2015 MT Video will be unveiled on Sunday evening, October 18th! You won't want to miss this!