LESSON: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
MESSAGE: “Where we make our home”
It’s been really wonderful to see the Pumpkin Patch come together this week! Such an amazing feat to bring so many people together on the lawn of the church to create this transformation. Not only the transformation of what the front of the church looks like, or a change to the celebration of fall, but a visible sign of communities coming together. On Saturday, we worked together with the LaSalle baseball team and as we sell pumpkins that are grown by Navajo people in New Mexico and carted across the country by truck, we are all connected. The Pumpkin Patch benefits the work of the church, but also provides a source of vital work and income for over 600 farmers. We are all in this together, whether we’re the farmers, a church member, the truck driver, a student athlete, a neighbor pitching in, or a store owner that’s hosting a display directing people to our lawn.
This Sunday’s scripture passage is from Jeremiah and it follows last week’s text from Lamentations wrestling with the sadness of the exile of the people Israel. Jeremiah lets the people know that they are going to be in Babylon for a while and that they shouldn’t waste away, but instead put down roots, investing in where they are – even being a benefit to the community and identifying with that place. We’ll take a look at the difficult transformation that Jeremiah is calling for as well as some of the changes that we’re called to in our time and place. May all of our transformations be as colorful as the Pumpkin Patch.
Blessings and peace,
SERVICE SUNDAY FOR ALL STUDENTS
This Sunday our students both Youth and Sunday School will be having a Service Sunday. They will be making Lollipops for sale at the Pumpkin Patch with funds going to “The Shoe that Grows”.
Please join us for a community project that will help others as we have fun.