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Sunday, May 3

The Lord’s Day

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Wills Emphasis / Older Adult Week

Minute for Mission: Older Adults


It’s time to reread John 15:1–8 to remind us of who and whose we are. One of the privileges of becoming older and gaining wisdom is to reflect on and share what God has done in our lives. God is with us in the good times as well as the challenging times of life. It is up to us to continue to spread the good news!

One of the joys of becoming older and wiser is the recognition that God is with us—all the time. God knows us inside and out, and as we mature we have the privilege of growing in this awareness of being known—and loved.

It is important for us to share our story. Passing on our experience to other generations spreads the good news and helps others get through some difficult times.

As God relates to us and we share the fruit of this relationship with others, we keep God’s story—and ours—going.

The good news continues—through sharing. This In sharing your stories, be sure to take time to smell the flowers.

Peace and love be with each of you.

Helen Morrison, elder, Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church, Michigan

Let us pray

Loving God, we remember being part of your family. We are blessed in many ways. You call us to share our love with others, and so we continue to spread the good news that you are with us forever. Amen.

Sunday Lectionary and Hymns

Acts 8:26–40
“O Praise the Gracious Power”
PH 471

Ps. 22:25–31
“In the Presence of Your People”
GTG 631

1 John 4:7–21
“There Is a Place of Quiet Rest” /
“Near to the Heart of God”
GTG 824, HB 318, PH 527

John 15:1–8
“How Firm a Foundation”
GTG 463, HB 369, PH 361

Revised Common Lectionary Readings

First Reading Acts 8:26-40
Psalm Psalm 22:25-31
Second Reading 1 John 4:7-21
Gospel John 15:1-8

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