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This Week 8/21/2016


14th Sunday after Pentecost
The Law and Order of Loving


Some people love their religion more than people. It’s an age-old story. People feel they know exactly what it looks like to follow, to worship, to behave as a believer and have little understanding for those who can’t fall in line. Jesus confronts one of these types when he heals a woman on the Sabbath. This religious leader thought it more important that Jesus follow the rules than for a suffering person to be healed. He loved his rules, his customs, his ways more than he loved this neighbor. It’s easy to be selfish and only focus on our goals and wants, it’s so much harder to let go and love people more than ourselves and our desires.

I hope you will join us this Sunday at 10:00am for meaningful worship, thoughtful exploration and community, as we explore this week’s text together. If you cannot join us in person, you can always be with us through Internet Streaming.

Rev. Matt Gough


Jeremiah 1:4-10
Luke 13:10-17


08 21 2016
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Sunday: Worship Service,10:00am (S); Library open, 9:00am-12:00pm (L); First Christian Church Osbourne Aquatic Event, 5:15pm-7:00pm (OS)

Daily (Monday-Thursday): Spiritual Quiet Time, 1:00pm-3:00pm (AR)

Monday: Tai Chi & Meditation, 8:30am-10:30am (OS); Hula 12:00pm-1:00pm (OS)

Tuesday: Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am-8:00am (OS/Elmer’s); In Stitches, 7:00pm-9:00pm (OS/Central Park)

Wednesday: Tai Chi & Meditation, 8:30am-10:30am (OS)

Friday: Tai Chi & Meditation, 8:30am-10:30am (OS)

Next Sunday: Worship Service, 10:00am (S); Library open, 9:00am-12:00pm (L)




First Christian Church takes over the Osborne Aquatic Center Sunday from 5:15pm-7:00pm and you’re invited! Free swimming and potluck dinner; bring a side, salad, bags of chips, or dessert.

This Sunday, we are asking our congregation to donate non-expired, non-perishable food items to help feed those in need. Please drop your donations off at the church office.

LABOR DAY SERVICE IN THE PARK—Join us in Central Park on Sunday, September 4th for an Ecumenical Service at 10:00am. Chairs will be set up for your comfort. Remember, parking is at a premium so come early. 

RALLY DAY & CHURCH BBQ September 11th! Please join us as we celebrate a new year in ministry together. We will begin with Family Worship and will continue with an ALL CHURCH BBQ on 8th Street with activities for all ages.

MINISTRY FAIR is September 18th. The Fellowship Committee will have a selection of homemade coffee cakes and fresh fruit from the farmers market for you to enjoy as you connect with the wonderful people who make up our church. Parents, childcare will be provided in the upstairs Education Hall so that you can explore any ministries that catch your fancy.

Sunday School Begins—The new school year is just around the corner and that means another great year in Sunday School! And another chance for you to serve as a Teacher or Happy Helper! Lessons are easy to prep and Happy Helpers just show-up! Interested? Please see Jonathan or Kristin Hahn for more information.

Centering prayer will not be gathering on Sundays in the Allison Room from August 14th- September 11th. They will resume Sunday, September 18th at 11:30am in the Allison Room.​

Fair Trade coffee at Fellowship Hour—By serving Fair Trade coffee, we support farmers, communities, and environmental sustainability around the world. Your contributions help cover the cost; just look for the donation basket at Fellowship Hour.

Just a reminder that there is no parking parallel to the yellow curb in the parking lot. Please only park in designated parking lot spaces or out on the street. On Sundays, parking is also available in the Multi-Cultural Center parking lot across 9th Street.

#worshipleader Is your child interested in being a part of worship? We’re always looking for kids to read or share their musical talents. Find Jonathan after worship or click the buttons in the left-hand sidebar to sign up!

Our church library is open every Sunday morning. Stop by on your way to Coffee Hour or pick up a cup of coffee and a cookie in Dennis Hall and enjoy them in the library while you browse the shelves. Pick up a good book and enjoy some summer reading. Check out the wide selection of books and movies for all ages.

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