Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday News you can Use!


Answering your questions about the Presbyterian Church

What Presbyterians Believe

Presbyterian 101

Habitat for Humanity magazine

Dogs have lousy pronunciation

Petition for Clean Water (And a link to a summary of the bill)

The Monastic Moment (From The Monastic Way)

June 23

The man who thinks nothing of goods has freed himself from quarrels and disputes. But the lover of possessions will fight to the death for a needle. (John Climacus)

A Reading from the Confessions

The Nicene Creed (1.3)

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Text for Sunday, June 28

Acts 9:19b-25

For several days he was with the disciples in Damascus, and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” All who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem among those who invoked this name? And has he not come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?” Saul became increasingly more powerful and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Messiah.

After some time had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him, but their plot became known to Saul. They were watching the gates day and night so that they might kill him; but his disciples took him by night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a basket.

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