The next First Sunday Together will be Sunday, February 3. The purpose is to grow together in fellowship, study and worship. At 9am there will be a potluck with a multigenerational Bible Study led by Pastor Brian. At 10am everyone is encouraged to stay for the annual congregational meeting. And finally at 11am, a combined worship service including the sacrament of communion.
NEW! Sermon Series began January 13
Jan 13: Songs 2:1-17 "Sacred Love"
Jan 20; Songs 3:1-5 "Love Awakened"
Jan 27: Songs 8:5-7 "As Strong as Death"
The Song of Songs has historically been read many ways. Its poetic verses spoken between two people in love are full of passion and desire. Yet the book never once mentions God. What is it doing in the Bible? Many have read the Song of Songs as an allegory for the love between God and Israel, or for Christ and his church. Others have read it as a wedding song for King Solomon and one of his brides. Still others read the Song of Songs simply as a celebration of love poetry between two poor young people of no significance to the world around them, but of infinite value to one another. This book has much to tell us about sacred desire and the mutual, all-consuming nature of love for those who get lost in its power. As the song says, “Do not stir up or awaken love until it is ready” (1:7). Once famously called the “holy of holies” among scripture writings by the famous 1st century Rabbi Akiva, together we will look at the Good News found for us in the pages of the Song of Songs.
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THIS WEEK January 20, 2019 9am - Traditional Worship 10am - Sunday School 11am - Contemporary Worship
I Am My Beloved's: The Good News in the Song of Songs
Songs 3:1-5 Love Awakened
Message from: January 13, 2019 I Am My Beloved's: The Good News in the Song of Songs - Sacred Love