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This Sunday at Bethel
—12th Sunday after Pentecost
This week we hear from the book of Exodus the story of how Moses asked God to reveal his name. God answers: “I AM WHO I AM!” Or it could be translated: “I will be who I will be.” That doesn’t seem like much of an answer.
Part of what God is saying to Moses is that God can’t be tied down by a label or be put in a box. We find out who God is by living in covenant with him, listening for his voice, acting on his directions. Moses finds out who God is when God calls him to confront Pharaoh and rescue the slaves in Egypt.
Getting involved with the living God does not necessarily make our lives easier. Jesus says (Matthew 16:21-28) that following him will involve a cross. Getting involved with God makes us part of God’s mission in the world, and leads us to the life that matters, and the life that is eternal.
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The first day of Sunday School will be Sunday, September 7th. New students are always welcome and should contact the church office if interested.
The Bethel Lutheran Food Pantry is open every Saturday from 9am - 11am. Part of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, we serve those in need in Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Arlington Heights. Click Bethel News for more detailed information on this community outreach program.
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