Published on July 3rd, 2017 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: July 9th, 2017
On Sunday, July 9th, Licentiate Aaron Suber continued the summer sermon series: I AM. He preached from John 8 and 9.
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
10:00 am Youth and Adult Sunday School 11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: John 8:12; 9:1-7
[8:12] Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
[9:1] As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.  And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.  We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.  As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”  Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud  and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.
Additional Readings: Psalm 27
 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?  When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.  Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.  One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.  For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.  And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.  Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me!  You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”  Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation!  For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.  Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.  Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence.  I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!  Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Full Liturgy for July 9th, 2017 (PDF)
Sermons from the Summer Series I AM.
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)
|I AM the Bread of Life||John 6:22-51||06/25/17|
|Before Abraham was, I AM||John 8:48-59||07/02/17|
|I AM the light of the world||John 8:12; 9:1-7||07/09/17|
|I AM the Door||John 10:1-10||07/16/17|
|I AM the Good Shepherd||John 10:11-18; 27-30||07/23/17|
|I AM the Resurrection and the Life||John 11:17-44||07/30/17|
|I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life||John 14:1-7||08/13/17|
|I AM the True Vine||John 15:1-11||08/20/17|