Fr. Ellis gives this weeks message on “Transformation” found in Paul’s letter to the Romans; “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2
We learn through the story of Joseph that: ONE PERSON CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE- in your life, family, neighborhood and community. Now God wants to send you… even through the hardships and pain you have suffered.
This week we learn about Joseph, a dreamer from Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28. God is looking at something incredible inside you that excites Him.
John Druhan gives this weeks message on the Transfiguration of Jesus.
As we listen to and read today’s scripture, we see the accounts of two men who stood looking into their futures. The first was Jesus. He was standing on a mountain talking with two men from the past – Moses and Elijah. Even so, Jesus was not seeing the past but the future near at hand. He saw the road to Jerusalem and the fulfillment of God’s plan for our salvation.
The second man seeing his own future was Peter. In our second reading today Peter was in Rome, and there he saw his own death by crucifixion was at hand. But before he died, he wanted to remind all believers of the truth of Jesus Christ. Peter knew that his time on earth was limited as he wrote his second letter.
All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Reisterstown, MD holds its “Service on the Lawn”.
This weeks sermon by Fr. N. K. Ellis is titled “God’s Wisdom is His Spirit” The Bible says in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (NIV)
A big Thank You to Brooke Dignan for being our keyboardist this morning.
Do you believe in eternal life after death and are you preparing to there by sowing into a righteous life than just coming to church, because ONLY the righteous will be in the kingdom of their Father…it’s not too late to start to live a righteous according to the word of God…because ONLY the righteous will go to Heaven-Kingdom of their Father.
Therefore, May God’s word be a lantern to our feet and a light upon our path and may our heart be a good soil to always receive God’s word.
‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest.’ Matthew 11:28-30
What are your burdens?
Only Jesus can take them away, so he invites you to come personally…COME
Portions of our Morning Prayer Service for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, July 2, 2017. Praise Song: Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace) by Hillsong, Genesis 22:1-14, Canticle 13, Romans 6:12-23, “America” by; Thesaurus Musicus, Matthew 10:40-42, Canticle 20, The Apostles Creed and a Message by Jim Shelley. Readings by Pat Reier and Estale Daniel – Organist.
All Saints’ Episcopal Church celebrates “Church on the Lawn”. June 25th 2017. Sermon by Rev. N.K. Ellis; “Can You See”.