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Pastor's Corner

Fall Sermon Series

The Fall Sermon Series will focus on the fruit of the Spirit, which Paul lists in Galatians 5:22-23. In a world experiencing more and more recriminations and rancor, hatred and hostility, insults and injustices, I think it would be good for us to focus on how Christians are to behave and react.

There is no better source than the fruit of the Spirit, which Paul lists as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The sermons will not follow the order that Paul presents because we want to carry over this theme into the Advent season, which celebrates joy, peace and love. The series will begin on October 15th with a focus on kindness. October 22nd will look at self-control and October 29th will focus on goodness.

I will be presenting a monologue at both worship services on October 8th portraying Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

I will be teaching a class on the ordinances of the Church of the Brethren as part of the WOW activities beginning on Wednesday, October 4th and continuing for 7 weeks from 6:30-7:10pm. The prayer team will guide a prayer time from 7:10-7:30pm. The Church of the Brethren over the years has identified seven ordinances, which we have observed. We will look at how Brethren practice baptism, communion, etc. and look at how these symbols have changed over the years and compare our symbols and ceremonies with other denominations. Whether you are new to the Church of the Brethren or a long time member, it is important that we understand why we observe the symbols of our faith the way we practice them. Biblical and historical themes will be explored in the class. The location of the class will be announced based upon number of participants.

~Bob Kettering, Interim Senior Pastor

Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren

1392 Robert Fulton Hwy Quarryville, PA 17566 Phone: (717) 786.2723

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