Jesus does great deeds of power and gives his disciples authority over demons. Yet none of this power is unilateral; it all must be received by faith. Jesus asks his disciples to go out without money or supplies, so that they will be dependent on how others receive them. When we are sent from the assembly to witness and to heal, we are asked to be vulnerable, to be dependent on the reception of others. The Spirit always operates in the between: between Jesus and his Abba, between Jesus and us, between you and me, between us and those to whom we are sent.
Readings: Ezekiel 2:1-5, Psalm 123, 2 Corinthians 12:2-10, Mark 6:1-13
We are also pleased to welcome our new intern, Toby Chow! Please plan to stick around after church to get to know Toby... and let him get to know us!
Our next action will take place on Monday, July 13, at 10:30am at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph St. Wednesday, July 8 we will be making props here in the community center, 6-8pm.
What a Week!
Alicia, Elma, Erica, Giovanni, Isaiah, Rene, Roxy, and Yami had a great time at the SLCM community meal on Sunday night.
Tuesday we were visited by Claudio Carvalhaes' from McCormic Theological Seminary and his class, Preaching from the Margins of the World. The pastors joined us for conversation, a tour of the neighborhood and a community meal during God's Closet. They have also made a very generous donation to the community meal ministry. It was really wonderful to meet them! Lots of photos here!
#FTP & #FTVP hanging out by the crumbling paint. We're most of the way there! If you've been meaning to donate to the building fund but have not yet done it, here's the link! Let's make sure that our worship space continues to be a sanctuary and home! Details here, Donate here.
May God continue to shed His grace on the United States of America. - President Obama