Over The Coffee - Aug 2017

 The summer is coming quickly to a close as we watch those few signs of fall approaching – the corn is tall and flowers beginning to fade, the mornings are brisk. It is great to be alive and see these changes slowly take place around us. Kids are with parents looking for the special deals on back-to-school clothes and supplies and it won't be long before there are school buses on the roads in the morning. This month we continue in topical worship and the details are below. The Common Lectionary Readings – for those of you continuing in them this month are as follows:

  • August 6 - Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7,15; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21

  • August 13 - Genesis 37:1-4,12-28; Psalm 105:1-6,16-22; Rom. 10:5-15; Matt. 14:22-33

  • August 20 - Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2,29-32; Matthew 15:10-28

  • August 27 - Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20

 

The schedule for Scripture and messages is as follows:

  • August 6 - 2 Corinthians 4:1-12, “On Not Using Deception or Distortion”

  • August 13 - 2 Corinthians 4:13-18, “Fixing Our Eyes on the Unseen”

  • August 20 - 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, “Keeping the Tent Upright

  • August 27 - 2 Corinthians 5:11 – 6:2, “On Finding Our Purpose”

It was good to get out recently with my son, Matthew, in our kayaks and enjoy a day of paddling. We took in the O' Shaughnessy Reservoir at Home Road and headed north. It was a windy day and the water was choppy. Good workout. Unfortunately the good weather is passing quickly and the opportunities lessen as we try and work out our schedules now that he lives in Indiana. But God is good and we enjoy what we can.

 Joel has been busy in Chicago and now has his pilot's license. We are hoping he will have an opportunity to fly this was before long and take us up for a ride. I have to give him credit for doing something I would never have the guts to do. (I do love to drive – but over roads that stay put – and not up in the air.)

 

Pastor Cy