August 19, 2020
There is an old saying many Christians use: “Offer the Lord a sacrifice of praise,” referring to Hebrews 13:15. In many circles this notion of a “sacrifice of praise” almost becomes cliche. (Perhaps because worship does not often come at much cost, especially compared with the sacrifices of those who’ve gone before us.) But when we worship with folks that come from various traditions, there are times when we may hear a prayer that uses language we might not naturally use or sing a song that isn't really our style. That is part of what it means to be a member of a community as diverse as the church is. And perhaps that also helps shed some light on why it might require some sacrifice for us to give up ourselves. When a song isn’t working for you, consider praising God, because that probably means it is working for someone else who is very different from you. Offer your worship as a sacrifice rather than requiring others to sacrifice for your pleasure or contentment. There is something to the notion of becoming one as God is one; it doesn’t mean that we are the same; it just means that we are united by one Spirit. After all, we can become one only if there are many of us to begin with. A true sacrifice of praise puts a brake on narcissism. Certainly, there is something beautiful about contemporary worship, where we can take old things and add a little spice to them, like singing old hymns to new tunes or reciting scripture as spoken word rhymes. But the sacrifice of praise protects us from simply making worship into a self-pleasing act. So if a song or prayer doesn’t quite work for you, be thankful that it is probably really resonating with someone who is different from you, and offer a sacrifice of praise. Adapted from “Offering a Sacrifice of Praise” from Common Prayer, pg. 404.
SERMON: Matt Stidham SERMON TITLE: Prayer Your Kingdom Come TEXT: CONGREGATIONAL READING: Isaiah 52:8 SONG LEADER: James Whitefield CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Sally Miller OPENING PRAYER: David Miller TABLE TALK: Terry Bowden CLOSING PRAYER: Allen Paris
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Mark your Calendars for Wednesday, September 9th! Children's’ Bible Classes will begin at 7:00 p.m.! Details to follow soon!
There will be an Orientation Luncheon for all those who signed up to teach Children’s Wednesday Night Classes, on Sunday, August 30th after morning services in the MPB. Please join us for this important meeting! Thanks!
All Youth 6th-12th grades & parents are invited to a Cookout at Luke & Kathryn Nance’s home, 314 31st Street, on Saturday, August 22nd beginning at 5:30 pm. Please join us!
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God calls us to be "open handed" to those around us in need (Dt. 15:7-8). As needs arise, you can help! To be a part of the Open Hands Ministry, simply text "@openhandsm" to the phone number 81010. As needs arise we will share this information and work together to be "open handed" to those around us. Thanks!
Our needs for the Food Pantry have changed due to the COVID 19 situation. Many of the people seeking help are living in situations where they cannot cook. We need to provide foods that are ready to eat foods. The following are suggestions: Beef Jerky, snack crackers, canned meat, protein bars, fruit cups, peanut butter & saltine crackers. You may bring your donations by the office or you can leave them in the East lobby for pickup. You may also help by providing monetary donations for us to purchase the food for you if you wish. Those can be brought by the office or mailed to us. Thank you for your help!
Immerse Beginnings starts Sunday, 9/6/20. More details to follow soon! Books are available in the church office & are $11.00 each. Thanks!
Reminder: Your contributions can be made online at our church website: www.eastsidefamily.church under giving, you may drop it off at the office; you may leave it in our locked mailbox, or mail it to us at 201 31st Street. Thanks!
Elder for August 2020 Jerry Dever. Please see this Elder with questions or needs, but know that all Elders are available to help you.
All Ladies & Girls are invited to Ladies Night Bunko on Tuesday, 8/25/20; East Side MPB at 6:00 pm. Please bring your favorite snack food, $5.00 for prizes and join us for a great evening of food, fun & fellowship. (No Children unless they play Bunko please)
Please add Mike Torres to your Church Directory: Mike Torres 1307 E. Coliseum Dr. Snyder, TX 79549 325-933-9919 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our address is: 201 31st Street, Snyder, TX, 79549