Topic

Evan Kreider spoke about Amos, a poor farmer who was called by God to be a prophet. After two years in the northern kingdom of Israel, he returned to his farm in the southern kingdom. The northern kingdom, under king Jeroboam, had become wealthy and was at a political and economic high point. King Jeroboam believed that worshiping God was all that God required. Using the image of a plumb line, Amos pointed out that things were out of kilter, that people trusted the king rather than God. Amos pointed out that true faith involves right living and creating a just society. Amos wanted economic justice. Amos saw morals becoming lax and money reaching only those who already had money. Amos did not like what he saw when church and state were closely aligned – this would cause trouble for the church. Amos’s words were not welcome and he was told to go home, but he said he was driven by God to do this prophetic thing. The response time discussion included comments about problems of prosperity, tithing was partially intended to support the poor, gambling expansion in BC, charitable giving, and the benefits of our government’s “social safety net.” [HN]

Service Details

Passage: Am 7:7-17; Ps. 82; Col. 1:1-14; Lk 10:25-37

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event:

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Evan Kreider

Worship Leader: Rosie Perera

Song Leader: Erna Friesen

Pianist: Rosemary Bell

Usher: Henry Neufeld

Childrens Feature Leader:

Hospitality

Bring Flowers: Rosie

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: