Posts By: Gary McCready

Eat This, Not That – Pastor Jane – 8.5.2018

Pentecost 11B “Eat This, Not That” August 5, 2018

Many of us have favorite restaurants – ‘go to’ places for special occasions. Maybe even a favorite meal or a particular food that we enjoy… I have to admit, I’m a creature of habit. Some people remember vacations – or occasions – by meals they’ve eaten… Some even post pictures on Facebook or social media… Just to be clear, I’m not one of those people.

Our lessons this morning talk about food…and show us the ways that God provides nourishment for his people. God cares for his people in the wilderness and satisfies their hunger, both day and night. God provides each of us gifts that strengthen us as individuals, and as a community of believers. These gifts reveal our unique selves, that together make us a rich and diverse church, that together make us this Family of Faith. God is constantly providing for us – calling us to be the servant Body of Christ in this time and place – in this church and this community.


Devotions for Sunset Gap


Sunset Gap 2018


The third of our goals for this week together is to “enable us to live in Christian community, with worship as a key part of our week.”  With that in mind, we begin and end each day with worship.  Each morning by 7:40, we are all out of our trailers and in a private, quiet space to have at least 10 minutes of devotion time using the following guide.  It has scripture for each day, as well as a guided reading to spur your prayer and thoughts. Our themes each morning come from the daily programs for our Day Camp this week.  Each of our lessons talks about God’s constant presence, how Jesus walks with us equipping us for our daily ministry, enabling us to be the servant people that we are called to be.  And then at 7:50, we gather at the pavilion for our morning worship. Let this time enrich your week and your growth in faith.

“How majestic is your name in all the earth!”  ~ Psalm 8:1b


Summer Backpack Collection

Our Back to Basics backpack collection is underway and continues through the summer until August 26.  Please bring in a backpack filled with the following: 6 pack of blue or black pens; 6 pack of no. 2 pencils; 12 count crayon box; one package of lined notebook paper; one package of construction paper; a toothbrush and toothpaste.  The backpacks will be on display in the chancel until they are delivered to our mission partners in Newark and Plainfield, and to local children through the Community Service Association and our hospitality program.