August 15th, 2021
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
10 O’clock in the morning
Online & Worship Celebration
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.
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.
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
Sunday, September 12– Ministries Extravaganza
Sunday, September 19– Lilac Parade
Sunday, October 17– Oktoberfest Dinner /Auction
Teddie May Knapp
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Visitation with the Family- 9:00am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much for your help.
Special request for 7th-12th Grade Backpacks!