This Sunday’s scripture is a painful mixture of joy and sadness, jealousy and fear. The birth of Isaac brought joy to his aging parents. Now he is old enough to eat solid food, a sign that he will likely make it through childhood. But Sarah sees him playing with his older half-brother Ishmael, the son of her servant Hagar. In him she sees a rival to her own son. She is determined that Ishmael and his mother must leave the household. Reluctantly it seems, Abraham sends them out with only a little bread and water to keep them alive. What will become of them? The text for Jonathan’s sermon, “Family Guy,” is Genesis 21:8-21.
And don’t forget Taco Night after 3rd service! All you can eat chicken, steak and pork tacos, rice & beans, chips & salsa, and something to drink, for a donation of $5/person or $15/family. If it’s warm enough we can eat outside and enjoy the beautiful evening light.
See you at church!