Share the Joy of Worship
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James tells us to stop showing favoritism in the assembly, treating the rich visitor with more honor than the poor one. Jesus himself seems to show partiality in his first response to the Syrophoenician woman in today’s gospel. Was he testing her faith in saying Gentiles don’t deserve the goods meant for God’s children? Or was he speaking out of his human worldview, but transcended those limits when she took him by surprise with her reply? Either way, the story tells us that God shows no partiality. Everyone who brings her or his need to Jesus is received with equal honor as a child and heir.
Read the full devotion.
St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA) has been serving the Pensacola, Florida area since 1956. We are a diverse congregation comprised of local residents, active and retired military personnel, and permanent and seasonal residents from all other parts of the country. Through a wide variety of activities and ministries for the members of our congregation, we offer many opportunities for worship, fellowship and service to our community.
Mission Sunday: September 13
We have expanded our outreach with Mission Sunday to include other items needed by many in our community. To help you remember what is needed, please take a "shopping list" from the green and yellow envelope hanging on the Social Ministries bulletin board, or refer to the lists below:
Manna Food Pantry
Mt. Zion Clean-Up Project: God's Work. Our Hands.
We will be celebrating the ELCA's annual "God's Work. Our Hands." day by working together with Keep Pensacola Beautiful to clean up Mt. Zion Cemetery. It is a big part of Pensacola's history, and is in great need of a clean-up to display its importance to this community.
Mt. Zion Clean-Up Project
September 12 from 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
E Cross St. & N Guillemard: Please park on N Guillemard
(Check in with Jill Cleaver at sign-up tent upon arrival)
Please bring any of the following:
We need all available hands to help this cemetery come alive again! This is a great opportunity to help make our own community even more beautiful, and preserve a piece of history at the same time. Please sign up at the Social Ministries table across from the library. Thank you for your commitment to our community!