Worship at Gloria Dei Saturdays 5:00pm, Sundays 9:00am and 10:30am

The Greatest of These is Love

Hello Gloria Dei,

The Christian faith starts and ends with love. “For God so loved…” It is at the heart of the good news. And when that love, freely given as a gift, gets a hold of a people, it leads to lives filled with overflowing love for God and neighbor.

Jesus was once asked about which commandment is the greatest. He responded by saying “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.” And Jesus went on to say, “And there is a second like it… you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Last night in the Thursday Bible Study, we finished our study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians. As Paul closes that letter, he tells us that the freedom we have because of Christ’s death and resurrection leads us not into selfish behavior, but rather, our freedom is used to love one another and bear each other’s burdens.

This weekend in worship (and on Wednesday) we will hear a portion of the great “love chapter” read. I’m talking about 1 Corinthians 13. Our Stewardship theme this year is RENEW. 1 Corinthians 13 lets us know that we are renewed by love. In preparation for worship, please read Chapters 12 and 13 of Paul’s great letter to the church in Corinth.

A few other reminders:
  • Per our church constitution, we will hold elections on November 6-7 during worship for open positions on our Council and Committees.
  • RENEW Stewardship Events at Willow Run Golf Course, from 5 to 7 p.m. Good food, fellowship, and ministry updates. This Sunday, October 24th, and Sunday November 7th. Please RSVP.

Together in Christ,

Pastor Tim
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