Whatever else America is about, we certainly are all about choices. We have options! Did you ever wonder what it is that inspires you to choose one thing over another? For those who worship at First UMC Burlington, why? Why attend this church rather than another one?
The text for Sunday, September 21, is an extended portion from the Gospel of Luke. We will hear a passage from Luke 14:7-24 which includes an experience Jesus had and a story Jesus told. The experience Jesus had caused him to consider what it meant to be hospitable. The story he told was all about how we respond to God’s invitation. We will wrap both together as we consider this next question in our September “Why?”series. We have explored Why Jesus? We have discussed Why Church? This week we spend time with the question Why This Church?
Scripture Lesson: Luke 14:1, 7-24
Message: Why THIS Church?
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church – They are asking: Why go to church?
It’s old, but still makes the point. What if Starbucks Marketed Like a Church?
Parody is like irony – potentially humorous, potentially offensive. It helps us examine ourselves without having to take things too personally. Here is a video – a parody – of a “Contemporvant Worship Service“.