Pastor Frank Dietz says this about the service planned for July 21:
The Peanuts gang will assist us in exploring the for-real issues of faith and faithfulness found in the Mary & Martha episode as reported by Luke. Following last Sunday’s excursion with “the whole body and self” into the Samaritan’s good neighborliness as a person of deep caring and outreach, some further discoveries will be made. It is interesting that Charles Schultz found a way to gather a diverse and multi-gifted crowd of characters, manifesting the myriad of ways God expresses life and blessing. Perhaps we find ourselves in the cartoonist’s jests as we do in the role descriptions of the synoptic Gospel writer’s witness. All exploring faith and faithfulness are always welcome!
It will be the ninth Sunday after Pentecost.
The scripture readings are:
Amos 8:1 – 12
Psalm 52 or Genesis 18:1 – 10a
Colossians 1:15 – 28
Luke 10:38 – 42