Sunday series: 11/08/2009 (#60)
Where: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church at 11am
“4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:4-8 KJV)
“18 In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work therein: 19 But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering unto the Lord; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish: 20 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil: three tenth deals shall ye offer for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram; 21 A several tenth deal shalt thou offer for every lamb, throughout the seven lambs: 22 And one goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you. 23 Ye shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering. 24 After this manner ye shall offer daily, throughout the seven days, the meat of the sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord: it shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering. 25 And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work. 26 Also in the day of the firstfruits, when ye bring a new meat offering unto the Lord, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: 27 But ye shall offer the burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the Lord; two young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs of the first year;” (Numbers 28:18-27 KJV)
- Pledge Sunday
- doxology — God’s view of the world [regarding Sermon: A Pleasing Odor
“A doxology (from the Greek [doxa] ‘glory’ + [-logia], ‘saying’) is a short hymn of praises to God in various Christian worship services, often added to the end of canticles, psalms, and hymns. The tradition derives from a similar practice in the Jewish synagogue, where some version of the Kaddish serves to terminate each section of the service.
Among Christian traditions a doxology is typically an expression of praise sung to the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is common in high hymns for the final stanza to take the form of a doxology. Doxologies occur in the Eucharistic prayers, the Liturgy of the Hours, hymns and various Catholic devotions such as novenas and the Rosary.”
- Although I spoke to [the Stephen Minister] about me not being able to pledge 10% of my earnings because of my debts and expenses, I feel awkward only giving […] a week (amount not told to [the Stephen Minister] — worse of not having any money [on me] today.
- I feel even worse cashing the checks that [my friends] gave me as gifts for [my second child’s] baptism. I actually wanted to return these checks to them.
- Children are born into a religion (inheritance, tradition). Now it is [up to] the parents to teach these children about God.
- Usually, when there is a reading of the Old Testament plus the obligatory reading of the New Testament, the Old Testament (our Jewish roots) is read before the New Testament (life of the Christ). This Sunday, it was handled backwards — very strange, same result regardless.