This week’s scripture reading is the story of Creation, as told in the book of Genesis. It portrays God acting to bring about a magnificent, orderly universe. It was likely written around the 6th century BCE, shortly after the Jewish exile in Babylon. The writer draws upon the Babylonian creation story, which was well known to the community. After spending some sixty years in captivity there, they were familiar with its bloody and violent themes. The story in Genesis covers some of the same important subjects, but offers a very different perspective on how the universe came to be. The text for Jonathan’s sermon, “Then God Said…” is Genesis 1:1-2:3.
“June Gloom” is starting to burn off and the sun is shining. As God said, “Let there be light!” School is out, or just about out, for the summer. As God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures….”
Our 3rd service ensemble has put together a special night of music this Sunday evening, with guest artists and a “Texas Swing” theme for the whole service, featuring fiddle and steel guitar. It’s going to be a whole lot of music, and a whole lot of fun. Wake the dog, phone the neighbors, and get the kids out of bed!
Afterwards, join us for Second Sunday Supper, featuring chicken, rice and beans, salad and something to drink from El Pollo Loco, for a donation of $5/person or $15/family.
See you at church!