Bulletin - Worship Info

  Bulletin - Worship Info  

The Third Sunday after Pentecost                                     June 26, 2022  God’s Words Possess God’s Power
 – Through the Word, Christ Creates Committed Followers
 

1 Kings 19:19-21
So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat.  He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair.  Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.  20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,” he said, “and then I will come with you.”
“Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”
21 So Elisha left him and went back.  He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them.  He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate.  Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.
 
Luke 9:51-62
As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.  52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.  54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?”  55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them.  56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.
 
57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
 
58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
 
59 He said to another man, “Follow me.”
 
But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
 
60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
 
61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”
 
62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
 
Sermon: Luke 9:51-62                                                                                            
Theme: Follow Jesus
Pastor Mark Albrecht
 
Organists: Terry Lafferty (Saturday), Diane Bloch (Sunday)