Theme: Embrace the Grace
Our lessons for the weekend are:
2 Corinthians 9:8 Besides, God will give you his constantly overflowing kindness. Then, when you always have everything you need, you can do more and more good things.
Romans 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
1 Peter 4:8-11 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Music: The Birdsongs
The Birdsongs are a Christian rock band originally from Seattle, WA, now living near Knoxville, TN, composed of three brothers and a sister. They began playing music together with their family at a very young age and started touring North America with a simple message of hope, and a love for Christ and people. Two decades later, The Birdsongs are more passionate than ever about the music God has given them to share. The Birdsongs are all about the gospel and view music as a powerful tool to express the hope and love they've found in Christ. "l love hearing stories of how God has used our music in people's lives," says singer/songwriter Benjamin Birdsong. "We try to write as honestly as possible to show people they're not alone...that we all struggle, but Christ is the answer to all of life's problems." For more info on The Birdsongs, visit their website: https://thebirdsongsmusic.com/home
Speaker: Rev. Andrew Heisen
Pastor Andrew Heisen is a native New England Lutheran baptized in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He spent six summers working with youth as a counselor, head counselor, and finally the trainer of new CITs at Calumet Lutheran Camp in Ossipee, NH. He attended Dartmouth College, graduating with degrees in music composition and computer science. This led to four years of working in Johnson & Johnson’s IT “Advanced Technology Research” division and two years as a bartender before attending the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and then Andover Newton Theological School, from which he received a Master of Divinity. Pastor Heisen served for 7 years as pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury, MA, before becoming a chaplain at MIT. His interests include ecumenical and interfaith cooperation, creativity in fostering communities of faith, teaching, music, and social justice.
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