Enews: Sunday, August 15, 2021

August 15th, 2021

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

10 O’clock in the morning

Online & Worship Celebration

Link to Facebook Live

Order of Worship for Sunday, August 15

The Gospel lesson on Jesus as the Bread of Life continues in John 6, repeating verse 51 from last week’s selection, and continuing through verse 58, on the theme of Jesus as the Bread of Life. The religious leaders and crowds who have gathered do not understand what Jesus is saying, taking him literally about eating his flesh and drinking his blood. In the line of Wisdom literature, to eat and drink of Christ is to rely on Christ for one’s daily life, to understand that one’s daily needs are met when living into God’s ways. The way of Christ will lead to eternal life, new life that begins now and that death has no hold over.


John 6:51-58

Jesus continues proclaiming that he is the Bread of Life, inviting the people to eat his flesh and drink his blood as true food and drink. Those who do this will live, he promises, unlike those who died even after eating the bread in the wilderness.


Hear our prayer, O Wisdom from on high. Draw us into Your Spirit. Pull us away from the gains of the world, the foolishness that deflects and deters us. Call us into Your ways of knowledge. May we study Your scriptures. May we listen for Your voice at work in creation still. May we perceive how You are making all things new. May we tremble in awe and wonder at the works of Your hands, and how You are still creating, even in our hearts. You are making a new thing that is springing forth. Help us to be open to the newness You breath in us. Holy Wisdom, lead us in the way of insight. Amen.



Just a friendly reminder for those coming to IN Person worship that it is more important than ever to remember to wear our masks. In doing so we will be able to continue singing and participating in the liturgy.



Throughout the month of August we will provide childcare in the nursery during the Worship. Sunday School for Children will resume in September after the Labor Day weekend.



Thursday, August 19th       

 Ministries of Music Rehearsal

& Video Recording

Sunday, August 22nd   

13th Sunday after Pentecost

Virginia Rainey, Deacon

Minister of Congregational Care       


Looking ahead…

Sunday, September 12– Ministries Extravaganza

Sunday, September 19– Lilac Parade

Sunday, October 17– Oktoberfest Dinner /Auction

A Service of Worship In Celebration of Life 

Teddie May Knapp

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Visitation with the Family- 9:00am

Worship 10am

Light lunch immediately after worship

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made

to First United Methodist Church of Lombard.



We have a great opportunity to help some of the 800 kids under the care of Above ALL Kids

We need your donations (backpacks & school supplies) in the church office by Thursday,

August 19 noon. Call Jennifer at the office or email her at jennifer@firstumclombard.org. Thanks so much for your help.

Special request for 7th-12th Grade Backpacks!





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