We are pleased to report that we have offered the position of Music Director for FPCU to Alice Ploss and she has accepted. She will be working with Pastor Cheryl Peeples and Organist, Doris Dunlap as our Music Director. Alice is a familiar face to many as Director of the Trumansburg Community Chorus and also as a former Music Director for FPCU.
Carolyn Lange (Music and Worship) & Michael Maciel (Personnel)
July 14, 2013
Reflections for Sunday, July 28, 2013
“[Jesus] said to them, ‘when you pray, say…’”
In a very celebrated passage Jesus teaches the disciples a way to pray. But the lectionary text goes beyond that, and we hear Jesus reminding the disciples – including us – of the importance of being persistent in our prayers. It is not prayer when we simply ask once, and then storm off in a huff when we do not get our own way. Rather, we are to ask, and knock, and seek, and trust. God can answer prayer in amazing ways.
Questions to Ponder:
- What intrigues you about the version of the Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11:1–4?
- What seems different between Luke’s version and the one you use regularly?
- How would you change it, given the opportunity?
Try creating a prayer on the model Jesus gives – recognition of who God is, asking for God’s reign and sustenance, praying for forgiveness for us and others, and asking not to be led into times of trial.
(Seasons of the Spirit™ Wood Lake Publishing)