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When Tragedy Strikes

In the past few months there have been numerous tragedies that have unfolded throughout the world. Some such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma would be called natural disasters. What occurred on the bike path in lower Manhattan and at the church in Texas just 3 weeks ago would be called atrocities.
This Sunday in the Auditorium Bill will wrap up our series called Doubletake.   We will look at one more difficult teaching of Jesus, this one found in Luke 13 where Jesus refers to two tragedies…one a natural disaster, the other an atrocity. The message is called When Tragedy Strikes and we’ll be looking at how we often respond to tragedy, and how Jesus calls us to respond in the face of tragedy.
Pastor Ray concludes his sermon series – A Man For All Seasons – in the Chapel service at 11. This week’s themes is Autumn, a time of reaping what has been sown. It’s a time of anticipation and expectation…this will be the focus of Ray’s message.
What can we expect to reap in the Autumn season of the soul? We’ll see that it depends on two things: What We Sow and How We Sow. Ray’s message is titled That’s What I Expected” and our Scripture passages are Galatians chapter 6 and II Corinthians chapter 9.


8:00 Service in the Auditorium

Worship & Praise:  Emmanuel…Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus…Great is thy Faithfulness…Hark! The Herald Angel Sing
Message: When Tragedy Strikes

9:30 and 11:00 Services in the Auditorium

Worship & Praise:  The Lion and the Lamb…Desert Song…Stronger…Great Is Thy Faithfulness…10,000 Reasons
Message:  When Tragedy Strikes

11:00 Service in the Chapel

Worship & Praise:  All Creatures of our God and King…For the Beauty of the Earth…Great Is Thy Faithfulness…Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Message:  That’s What I Expected