JUNE 22, 2022

JUNE 22, 2022

Dear Friends,
 
First things first.  Go Omahogs!  Looks like they really want it this year.  Game time is 3 PM on Thursday.
 
Now, onto weightier matters.
 
As providence would have it, after three months of reciting the Lord’s Prayer in our Sunday morning worship services, and after looking at the Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11, along with the parable that follows it, this was on my Twitter feed on Monday morning this week.  Author and speaker Blair Linne posted it, along with the notation “A page found in my child’s prayer journal from school.” 
 
And I thought I should pass it along.  It’s worth reading.  And meditating on.  Good for some reflection and self-examination.
Convicting.  Sobering. 
 
As I mentioned Sunday, we didn’t take time this week to look closely at the text of the Lord’s Prayer in Luke.  But more than a decade ago as I was preaching through Luke’s gospel, we paused in chapter 11 and examined the text one line at a time.  If you’re interested in better understanding and employing the pattern for prayer given to us by the Lord, you’ll find the four messages I preached on the text here.  You can download them and add them to your podcast queue or listen online. 

Thanks again to all the men who came out last Saturday to help us install fencing and build our new gazebo out by the playground. There’s still work to do.  We’ll let you know when our next work day is scheduled so we can get the job finished!

Our Backyard Bible Club for kids happens next week!  You can still can click this link to register, but time is running out. And you can still invite children from outside the church to join us.   I’ve made it easy for you to cut, edit, paste and send this note to your friends.
 
Dear  ,
 Our church (Redeemer Community Church of Little Rock) is having a weeklong Backyard Bible Club this summer for kids fifth grade and younger.  It’s the week of June 27 – July 1, and it’s each morning that week from 9:30 – 11:00.  It’s going to be all about the Ten Commandments.  I thought maybe your kids would be interested.  And I thought maybe by the end of June, you might be looking for an activity like this to keep your kids busy for an hour and a half in the mornings!

The Backyard Bible Club is free, but you do need to enroll your kids.  You can do that by clicking here.  And if you have any questions, let me know and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll see what I can find out!  🙂

PARKING LOT PICNIC! WED JUL 6

Rain or shine, hot or really hot (those are the options for Little Rock in July I’m afraid), we will have our next Parking Lot Picnic at church on Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30.  We’ll have the Taco Mexicano food truck on hand, inflatables for the kids, other activities for all ages and some pop up shade and industrial fans to make the evening cool and breezy…  or something close to that!
 
Invite your friends and join us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship.

If you found out that someone at work was getting paid the same as you for putting in 15 minutes of work while you show up at 8:30 and don’t leave the office until 5:30, how would you feel?  That’s the premise of a parable Jesus tells his disciples, to show them the difference between fairness and grace.
 
We’ll dig deeper into that story this Sunday.

See you in church.
 
Soli Deo Gloria!
Pastor Bob

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