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This Sunday at Bethel
-- Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, June 26, 2016
In this week’s Gospel reading (Luke 9: 51-62), Jesus seems to have a harsh response to the person who says that he must bury his father before he can follow Jesus. “Let the dead bury the dead,” says Jesus. Burying one’s father is holy work, but Jesus seems in this passage to treat it with indifference.
The point is that following Jesus is an even more urgent matter. It’s not something we can put off until our health is better, the kids are raised, the mortgage paid off, and our affairs are settled. Jesus did not dawdle as he went about his Father’s business, and neither can we. Now is the time to do good, now is the time to live by the Spirit, now is the time to stand firm and trust in Christ.
"Acts Of Grace" will be our special musical guests this Sunday.
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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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