This Coming Sunday

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June 25, 2017

Preacher: Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli

Sermon: “Compare and Contrast”

Texts: Psalm 86:1-13, Luke 18:9-14

Psalm 86:1-13

1Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

2Preserve my life, for I am devoted to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God;

3be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all day long.

4Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

5For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you.

6Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my cry of supplication.

7In the day of my trouble I call on you, for you will answer me.

8There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.

9All the nations you have made shall come and bow down before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.

10For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

11Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name.

12I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.

13For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

 

 

Luke 18:9-14

9He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: 10“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’ 13But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.” 

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July 2, 2017

Preacher: Rev. Dr. Shively Smith

Sermon: “Things Happen Around Wells”

Texts: John 4:1-15

John 4:1-15

Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, “Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John” 2—although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized— 3he left Judea and started back to Galilee.

4But he had to go through Samaria. 5So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. 7A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8(His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) 9The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.) 10Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?” 13Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” 15The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.”

Notes:

  • We have two worship services each Sunday: one at 9:00 AM and a traditional service at 11:15 AM. For more information, check out the Worship entries on our Calendar
  • The weekly bulletin for the upcoming Sunday is published to the Live Streaming page by the Friday of the previous week. 
  • Click here to learn more about our current sermon series.
  • Every Friday, we send out a "This Coming Sunday" email with links to the upcoming Sunday's Bible scriptures, information about Sunday School classes and activities, and upcoming events at Foundry. To subscribe to "This Coming Sunday" please visit here.