Sunday, August 26, 2012: “Unfriending”

Posted on : Aug 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: This Sunday's Service

This Sunday we welcome George Lynch as our worship leader and preacher.  George is always brilliant and funny.  He’s been a member of our church since 1983.  George attended seminary and earned a Doctor of Ministry degree, but was “outed” just weeks before he should have been ordained as a Minster in the Presbyterian Church.  George has used his many gifts in serving West Hollywood Church and the Presbyterian Church at the national level.  He has been a commissioner to General Assembly and extremely active in the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, the efforts for GLBT inclusion and all kinds of peace and justice ministries.  We are absolutely blessed to have him and look forward to his wisdom, wit and insight this Sunday!

Blessings,

Dan

~ This Sunday’s Scripture ~

Matthew 10: 5 – 15

Jesus’ instructions to the Twelve

These twelve Jesus sent out after giving them the following instructions:

“Don’t visit Gentile regions and don’t enter a Samaritan town.

Go instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The reign of heaven has drawn near.’

Heal those who are sick, raise the dead, cure leprosy, expel demons. You received freely – now freely give.

Take neither gold nor silver nor copper for your money belts – no traveling bag, no change of clothes, no sandals, no walking staff – for workers deserve their keep.

Look for worthy people in whatever town or village you come to, and stay with them until you leave. As you enter a house, bless it. If the home is deserving, your peace will descend on it.  If it isn’t, your peace will return to you.

If anyone does not receive you or listen to what you have to say, leave that house or town and, once outside it, shake its dust from your feet.  The truth is, on Judgment Day it will go easier for the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah than it will for that town.”


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