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The Ronald McDonald House

food donations will be brought to the front of the sanctuary as an offering during the Worship Service. You can bring food donations to be included in this procession and put them in the Ronald McDonald House food barrel in the narthex. See the attached article for more details and a list of food the House has requested. Cash donations for stocking the pantry are always welcome as well. Worship Service, November 18, 10:50 a.m.

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Candlelight Christmas Concert

Friday, Dec 15 at 7:30pm

Music and Musical Opportunities

November 10, 2017

By the Waters of Babylon

Speaker: John McLarty

Audio Recording:

The Babylonian army captured Jerusalem and hauled off most of the residents to Babylon. In that place of exile, there was fierce disagreement among the Jews. A prophet named Hananiah urged them to sharply separate themselves from the local people, promising that God was going to rescue them and get them back to Jerusalem in a couple of years. The prophet Jeremiah countered, “No. God is not going to take you back to Jerusalem any time soon. Your calling is to settle down and get on with life. Pray for the prosperity of the towns where you are now living because their prosperity will be your prosperity.” Today, Christians hear similar calls. Some preachers imagine the secular world as Babylon—a godless place to be loathed and damned. Other preachers echo the words of Jesus about being the light of the world. They urge us to be active in service and love. Which voices are we choosing to listen to?

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