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Reconciling Sunday

Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 11:00am
Sermon Title: 
Reflection on the Word - Psalm 138
Psalm 138
2 Corinthians 3:16-4:2

Psalm 138 The Inclusive Bible
I thank you with all my heart;
I sing your praise before the gods.
I bow down in front of your holy Temple
and praise your Name
because of your love and faithfulness,
for you have put above everything else
your Name and your word.

When I called, you answered me—
you made me bold and strong of heart.
All the rulers of the earth will praise you, Yahweh,
when they hear the words of your mouth.
They will sing about what you have done, Yahweh,
and about your great glory.
Even though you are so high above,
you care for the lowly
and see arrogant people from far away.

II Corinthians 3:16 – 4:2 The Inclusive Bible
But whenever anyone turns to our God, the veil is removed. Now our God is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of our God is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces reflect our God’s glory, grow brighter and brighter as we are being transformed into the image we reflect. This is the work of our God, who is Spirit.

Therefore, because we have this ministry through God’s mercy, we do not give in to discouragement. On the contrary, we renounce the shameful deeds that were kept hidden. We are not deceitful, nor do we adulterate the word of God. But by speaking the truth plainly, we commend ourselves to every person’s conscience in the sight of God.

Rev. Vicky Starnes

Reconciling Congregation Service on Sunday, February 10, with festive worship. The Rev. Vicky Starnes will be the guest preacher, and the morning’s theme is “The World Is About to Turn.”
Worship will be followed by our traditional Mardi Gras pancake breakfast.