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The Sabbath – God’s Gift to Humanity

The Sabbath – God’s Gift to Humanity
 
This sermon series that Shaun has been bringing us – Hurry Up! – has been resonating with many of us due to our hurried lifestyles. Shaun laid the groundwork of the series in week one, and in week two taught us about the “yoke of Jesus”…which is Jesus’ way of living life. If we want to avoid the exhaustion and burden of a rushed life, we need to follow Jesus and live as He lived. “If you want the life of Jesus, you must practice the lifestyle of Jesus.” And so last week (week three) we looked at the importance of silence and solitude.  
 
This Sunday, Shaun is going to be showing us what God wants to teach us about the Sabbath…what it is, and its ultimate purpose. Our Scripture texts will be Mark chapter 2, Genesis 2:1-3, 15.
 
Reminders:
Communion will be observed at both the 8:00 and 9:45 service.
 
Weather Permitting (This Sunday)
A Women’s Class will begin meeting in the Chapel Basement at 8:30 A.M.
A Discipleship Class (open to all) will begin meeting in the Chapel at 9:30 A.M.
Children’s Ministry will be held during the 9:45 A.M. hour.
Cami Fedoriw will be recruiting volunteer help for the nursery between the two services.
 
If you are unable to join us In-Person, please be aware that we will also live stream both services. 
 
Go HERE at 8:00 and/or 9:45 in order to view the live stream.
Go HERE for a copy of the bulletin for the 8:00 service
Go HERE for a copy of the bulletin for the 9:45 service
(Both contain the song list and the outline for this week’s message.)
Finally, just a reminder of our standard protocol:
  • If you find yourself in a high-risk category, it would be wise to view the service via the live stream.
  • Please remain at home if you do not feel well or if you have been around someone who has not been well, and again, be sure to join us by viewing the live stream.
  • We will continue to ask that everyone (except for health reasons) wear a mask as you enter and as you leave.  
  • Please continue to practice physical distancing at all times.
  • Even as we are seated in every other row, please go out of your way to establish a generous amount of distance between yourself and others when choosing your seat. The room is large enough for us to spread out quite a bit.
  • While we encourage physical distancing, this does not mean that we discourage socializing with one another. Please greet and engage with one another from a safe distance as you come and go, even as you sit in your seat. 
  • While we don’t often have people sitting in the front row or rows, it would probably be wise to avoid the rows close to the front due to the proximity of those singing on stage. 
  • When using the restroom, please wash your hands thoroughly. Please continue to make use of the hand sanitizer that we have in the foyer and in the Auditorium. 
Thank you, and we’re looking forward to worshipping Jesus with you this Sunday!