Topic

Veronica Dyck noted that Paul, in writing to the Romans, was strongly influenced by the Exodus story of slavery and eventual freedom. The God of the Israelites heard their cry for help and responded. Paul transforms this story to the story of the early church; warning about idolatry, emphasizing that sinners are justified by faith (not works), and noting that amid suffering and sin those adopted by Christ can be assured of being God’s children. The adoption metaphor reflects the tension of living in the “now” and “not yet.” This is demonstrated in our concern for the environment; God can redeem creation, creation will benefit from deliverance, and we can look forward to the day when all is redeemed. Change occurs when we open ourselves to the radical effects of love; love offers belonging and forgiveness. (HN)

Service Details

Passage: Rom. 8: 12-25

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event:

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Veronica Dyck

Worship Leader: Andre Pekovich

Song Leader: Erna Friesen

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Erika Hannan

Childrens Feature Leader:

Hospitality

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Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: