Who is your Master?
Right off the bat, when we hear the words ‘slave‘ and ‘master‘ our ears perk up and we give extra attention to what people have to say about it and how they interpret what the Bible has to say about slavery. As we near the end of our sermon series RelationSHIFT from the book of Ephesians, Pastor Clete helps us better understand the context of Ephesians 6:5-9 in which Paul was speaking he addressed how slaves and masters were to treat each other. As we are to respect, fear and obey God with a sincere heart, we are to interact with our employers in the same manner. And if we truly believe that everyone is made in the image of God, we must ask ourselves how we treat our employees knowing that they were made in the image of the Creator. This is fundamentally a worship issue. You can hear this message by Pastor Clete on Ephesians 6:5-9 about biblical work ethic HERE! Were you excited to start your week and go back to work after the weekend? Or were you dreading having to go to work where your incompetent boss awaits you to make you do the most ridiculous and unproductive things? What does hard work look like for you and with what purpose do you work? Who is your master?
Thank you for those who came out to help out with the nursery clean up! A special shout out to Emily Decker and Elizabeth Ashmore for organizing the clean up and making sure our little ones have a safe place to be tended to! We also want to thank Cornerstone Church for coming out AGAIN to the PO to help get worked done around it! We are very grateful for your help and serving hearts!
Speaking of helping and serving, one of our long time partners Mosaic Church from Ann Arbor, MI is going out into their community and participating in the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival this week, August 15-17. They’ve reached out to us to see if we could partner up with them for this event. With only a couple of more weeks of the summer, let’s try our best to seek ways in which we can serve our neighboring brothers and sisters. If you are available and would like to help out even for a couple of hours, please email Peter Ashmore at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Lastly, we are having our last worship at the park, at Gordon Park this upcoming Sunday, August 17 11:00 am. As we always have in the past, there will be food and fellowship at the park right after service, and we are in a lot of need for food and people who can help with setup and breakdown. If you can help with anything of these things, please get in touch with one of our sisters, Essie or Josie, so that we can go out with a bang for our last worship service at the park!
May this week be filled with worship and thanksgiving as we go out to work for the glory of God!