Our Fall Schedule Begins This Sunday, 9-8-2013

Join Us This Fall for Spirit Filled Sundays!

  • 8 a.m. Sanctuary open for individual prayer and meditation
  • 8:30 a.m. Fellowship Breakfast
  • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Nursery Care provided
  • 9 a.m. Sunday Studies – Children, Youth & Adult Classes
  • 9:15 a.m. Choir Practice
  • 10 a.m. Worship
  • 11 a.m. Coffee with Friends
  • 11:15 a.m. (beginning September 15) Bell Choir Practice

Reflections for Sunday, September 8, 2013

Read Philemon 1–21 in an age appropriate
Bible or story Bible.

“I am appealing to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I have become during my imprisonment.”

This week we learn about discipleship from a letter that Paul wrote to Philemon. Paul is asking an act of kindness from Philemon, but sees it more as one of God’s disciples helping another. When we share
God’s love it can refresh the hearts of others.

Something to think about, talk about, or do:

  • Talk together about acts of kindness. How does it feel to ask for a kindness? How does it feel to offer an act of kindness? How does it feel to accept an act of kindness?
  • Create a family help line. Stretch a piece of string across the top of a door frame. Have each member draw or write something they would like to offer to the family – such as helping with the dishes, letting someone else choose a TV program, watching a younger sibling, cooking a special meal, helping with a school project. Use clothespins/clothes pegs to attach these to the piece of string. Others in the family can take an offering when they need an act of kindness. After taking one, that person should try and add a new one to the line in gratitude for the kindness she or he received.

(Seasons of the Spirit™ Wood Lake Publishing)

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