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Adult Ed for Oct. 27

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Mark & Mary Linda will lead worship sharing using passages from the Lectionary

For those who are unfamiliar, worship sharing is a time for each person to respond to the passages from their own experience. This is not a time for discussion but an opportunity to consider what is true for each of us as we listen to our own hearts and to one another with no judgement. I encourage newcomers, old timers, and everyone in between to join us!

Worship Sharing led by Mark and Mary Linda on the following passages from the lectionary:
Mark & Mary Linda are excited to explore the Bible with you through the structure of worship sharing this Sunday! We'll be considering a couple of passages that are a part of this week's Revised Common Lectionary:
For those who are unfamiliar, worship sharing is a time for each person to respond to the passages from their own experience. This is not a time for discussion but an opportunity to consider what is true for each of us as we listen to our own hearts and to one another with no judgement. I encourage newcomers, old timers, and everyone in between to join us!
Joel 2:23-32 (Common English Bible)
Children of Zion,
rejoice and be glad in the Lord your God,
because he will give you the early rain as a sign of righteousness;
he will pour down abundant rain for you,
the early and the late rain, as before.[c]
24 The threshing floors will be full of grain;
the vats will overflow with new wine and fresh oil.
25 I will repay you for the years
that the cutting locust,
the swarming locust, the hopping locust, and the devouring locust have eaten—
my great army, which I sent against you.
26 You will eat abundantly and be satisfied,
and you will praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has done wonders for you;
and my people will never again be put to shame.
27 You will know that I am in the midst of Israel,
and that I am the Lord your God—no other exists;
never again will my people be put to shame.
28 After that I will pour out my spirit upon everyone;
your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
and your young men will see visions.
29 In those days, I will also pour out my
spirit on the male and female slaves.
30 I will give signs in the heavens and on the earth—blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood before the great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 32 But everyone who calls on the Lord’s name will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be security, as the Lord has promised; and in Jerusalem, the Lord will summon those who survive.
Luke 18:9-14
9 Jesus told this parable to certain people who had convinced themselves that they were righteous and who looked on everyone else with disgust: 10 “Two people went up to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself with these words, ‘God, I thank you that I’m not like everyone else—crooks, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week. I give a tenth of everything I receive.’ 13 But the tax collector stood at a distance. He wouldn’t even lift his eyes to look toward heaven. Rather, he struck his chest and said, ‘God, show mercy to me, a sinner.’ 14 I tell you, this person went down to his home justified rather than the Pharisee. All who lift themselves up will be brought low, and those who make themselves low will be lifted up.”

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