Calendar and Birthdays

Events:

Tuesday, August 14th:

10 am Bible Study: Book of the Acts of the Apostles

Wednesday, August 15th:

6:30 pm Women’s Book Club Dinner

Sunday, August 19th:

10 am Worship: Rev. Margaret Somerville preaching

Texts:

Proverbs 9:1-6
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51 -58

Sermon: Chewing on God

3:30 pm Visit the Hari Krishna center in Mt. Airy.

Tuesday, August 21st:

10 am Bible Study: Book of the Acts of the Apostles

 

Birthdays

August 15th:

Mark Brogan

 

Worshiping on the mountain, living in the valley

Sermon: Worshiping on the mountain, living in the valley

Texts:

1 Kings 19:4–8 An angel brings food and drink to Elijah in the wilderness.

John 6:35, 41–51 Jesus says: I am the bread of life that has come down from heaven.

Gateways to Religious Communities

Some of you will remember that last summer we engaged in this opportunity presented by the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia and that it led the way to our own series of Interfaith Contemplative Practices. We visited the Shambhala Buddhist Center and the Philadelphia Baha’i Community.

This summer we are planning to attend the Mt. Airy Radha Krishna Temple on Sunday, August 19, 3:30-7 pm.

Please let us know if you would like to attend, and note whether you would like to carpool.

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Calendar

Events:

Tuesday, July 31st:

10:00 am Bible Study: Book of the Acts of the Apostles. Chapter 14 at Hank’s house.

Sunday, August 5th:

10:00 am Worship, Pastor Todd Stavrakos preaching

Tuesday, August 7th:

10:00 am Bible Study: Book of the Acts of the Apostles. Chapter 15.

Sunday, August 12th:

10:00 am Worship, Pastor Todd Stavrakos preaching

Wednesday, August 15th

Women’s Book Club Summer Party at Donna’s

Thursday,  August 16th

7:00 pm  Knot or Knot

Sunday, August 19th:

10:00 am Worship, Pastor Todd Stavrakos preaching

3:30-7:00 pm  Gateways to Religious Communities
Mt. Airy Radha Krishna Temple. Sign up here.

 

 

 

Prayers for the Week of July 30, 2018

We hold in prayer this week families that face struggles of physical and mental illness and aging, who have to figure out how to provide care for one member of the family. We pray for Luca, Heather, Maris, Irene, and their families.

We hold in prayer those who grieve the loss of a loved one, and we continue to hold Julie and her family in prayer.

We raise prayers of gratitude for those members of our community whom we do not see often but rejoice in the moments that we can connect by phone. We are grateful for the times when we can talk to or see Ann and Alfred.

God of grace and mercy, hold the Campus Ministry of Villanova in your care as they continue to be a presence in your name for the students of the university and for one another as they struggle to understand how to move forward in trust and truth.

May your love surround, support, and sustain us through this week.

Prayers for the Week of July 23, 2018

Prayers of support for David.

Prayers of mourning at the passing of Ann and Nick, two pillars of the Gladwyne Community.

Prayers of healing for Kathleen and Bill as they struggle with cancer.

Prayers of hope for those who find themselves in a detention facility.

Prayers of joy for Nancy as she has returned home, continued prayers of healing for her.

Prayers of unity for our country, may we heal the many divides.

Examples of Power

Sermon from Sunday, July 22, 2018

Examples of Power

Texts:

2 Samuel 7:1–14a The Lord says: I will make a house for my servant David

Mark 6:30–34, 53–56 After a brief respite, great crowds surround Jesus and the disciples.

 

A visit with Middle Eastern students

Once again Temple University and the Dialogue Institute are sponsoring the SUSI (Study of US Institutes) students. This program is sponsored by the US Department of State as a way to bring students from the Middle East to the US to study multicultural and interfaith perspectives.

This weekend the students, from such countries as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt, will be spending time with area families. They have been invited to join us at GPC for worship this Sunday at 10 am. Realizing it is the summer, if you are in town, please come to worship to meet these wonderful students and show them what Americans are truly like!

Calendar and Birthdays

Events:

Tuesday, July 17th:

10 am Bible Study: Book of the Acts of the Apostles

Thursday, July 19th:

7 pm Women’s Book Group

Sunday, July 22nd:

10 am Worship, Pastor Todd Stavrakos preaching

Sermon: Examples of Power

Texts:

2 Samuel 7:1–14a The Lord says: I will make a house for my servant David.

Mark 6:30–34, 53–56 After a brief respite, great crowds surround Jesus and the disciples.

Tuesday, July 24th:

10 am Bible Study: Book of the Acts of the Apostles

 

Birthdays

July 20th:

Linda Stevenson