Topic

Louise Holert, a Presbyterian minister from Seattle, noted that the Bible is counter-cultural. While advertisers tell us what we need and what will make us happy, she noted that the words “happiness,” “blessing,” and “beatitude” all have similar meaning. In Psalm 32, the key word is “blessing,” and the blessed person is the one who has experienced God’s forgiveness. “To live in a confessional relationship with God is true happiness,” she said. Sin and guilt are debilitating; unconfessed sin can sap our strength. David acknowledges his sin and begins his journey from resistance to repentance. In response time it was noted that pride is often the basis for a refusal to seek forgiveness; humility is important. We are left with a question: What would a confessional lifestyle look like? (HN)

Service Details

Passage: Psalm 23

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event: Student welcome BBQ

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Louise Holert

Worship Leader: Wes Smith

Song Leader: Lisa-Dawn Kilthau

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Edward Epp

Childrens Feature Leader:

Hospitality

Bring Flowers:

Coffee Helper: Elvira; all in her food group

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: