Midweek Message

Living in Faith and Hope

Carolyn Matthews

May 20, 2022

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1, NIV)


During this last week, listening and reading various accounts about the tragic loss of life last week, the following song lyric played in my head:
“The wicked shall cease from troubling/the weary shall be at rest/all of the saints of the ages/ are gonna’ sit at His feet and be blessed./I’m just a stranger/this world is not my home/you’re gonna get up/lookin’ for me one mornin’/but thank God, I’ll be gone on home”


One might wonder what is the point if the battles are still the same – especially being close to being “gone on home.” However, considered within context of Hebrews 11, we continue to work and fight for a more just world, the world that Langston Hughes “dreams” about, the world that is promised in scripture. Our faith gives us confidence as we read in I Corinthians 15: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” And so we press on.


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Saturday, May 21
1:30 PM – Forever Young (on church ZOOM). Contact Min. Sandra Lee for details.


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Saturday, May 21
10:00 AM – Time for Prayer – Psalm 108 (ZOOM)
1:30 PM – Forever Young (ZOOM)


Sunday, May 22
(Sign ups begin for Hunger Task Force 40th Hunger Walk continue)

10:00 AM – Worship (In person, ZOOM, livestream)
11:45 AM – Adult Bible Study (ZOOM and in person/Library)


Tuesday, May 24
6:00 PM – Bible Study (ZOOM)
7:05 PM – Department of Worship and Congregational Care (ZOOM)


Wednesday, May 25
10:30 AM Prayer and Bible Study (ZOOM)


Thursday, May 26
6:00 PM Together in Spirit (ZOOM)


Saturday, May 28
9:00 AM – LABC Reads (Bitter Roots: Five Generations of a Chinese Family in America, by Bruce Quan, Jr.) (ZOOM)
10:00 AM – Time for Prayer (ZOOM)


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