Date: September 4, 2022

Bible Text: Jeremiah 18:1-12, Luke 14:15-24 |

We have two interesting parables this week, one from Jesus and one from the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah. God tells Jeremiah to go see a potter and then teaches the prophet using an illustration from the potter's wheel. Jesus tells a story about a fellow who hosts a feast, but when dinner time comes, none of the guests want to come! In both stories God is frustrated at the extent to which God's own people refuse God's hospitality and blessings. These many years later, how are we doing on that count?

We will celebrate the sacrament of communion in worship today. If you want to join in communion virtually, you'll need a little bread (or as close as you can get) and some wine or grape juice (or as close as you can get). Then when we get to that part of the service, just follow along and do what we do. When we eat, you eat. When we drink, you drink. When we pray, you pray.

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