Kids night out is tonight, and the kids will be having an all night prayer-a-thon Saturday night. They’ll be leading worship on Sunday! (I’ll be preaching, as well)
Don’t forget! For ages 11-18, we’ll have focus sheets on the table in the Narthex. Pick one up for use during worship.
Laundry Detergent this week!
Yard Sale news—On October 3 we’ll be having a church yard sale to raise money for future Living Waters trips. More information will be forthcoming, but save your items! Booths will be available to rent for the community for $25.
Jacob Geerlings’ blog from Kenya
From Migrant worker to astronaut
The Monastic Moment (From The Monastic Way)
More is gained in one hour from God’s good things than in a whole lifetime of our own. (John of the Cross)
Text for Sunday, August 30
Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, I need to seek some security for you, so that it may be well with you. Now here is our kinsman Boaz, with whose young women you have been working. See, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. Now wash and anoint yourself, and put on your best clothes and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. When he lies down, observe the place where he lies; then, go and uncover his feet and lie down; and he will tell you what to do.” She said to her, “All that you tell me I will do.”
So she went down to the threshing floor and did just as her mother-in-law had instructed her. When Boaz had eaten and drunk, and he was in a contented mood, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. Then she came stealthily and uncovered his feet, and lay down. At midnight the man was startled, and turned over, and there, lying at his feet, was a woman! He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth, your servant; spread your cloak over your servant, for you are next-of-kin.” He said, “May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter; this last instance of your loyalty is better than the first; you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich. And now, my daughter, do not be afraid, I will do for you all that you ask, for all the assembly of my people know that you are a worthy woman. But now, though it is true that I am a near kinsman, there is another kinsman more closely related than I. Remain this night, and in the morning, if he will act as next-of-kin for you, good; let him do it. If he is not willing to act as next-of-kin for you, then, as the Lord lives, I will act as next-of-kin for you. Lie down until the morning.”