Dear Friends,

I warmly invite you to join your church family in worship this Sunday, June 25. Our primary text is Matthew 10:24-39. This is, as is generally the case, a rich passage in many ways. I intend to focus on verses 26 and 27. Here's what I'm thinking: While we have a sense of what Jesus said in the Bible, we don't know how those words were spoken. Sometimes, I'm fairly confident, Jesus whispered. And other times, I'm equally confident, he shouted. This might be what he's talking about in this section of Matthew 10. That's the direction I'm taking it (and us) Sunday morning, anyway. I'm calling the sermon A Whisper and a Shout. In addition, Jene Stone will provide our Special Music. It's always great to have Jene join us. And our Band will lead us in a couple songs. I look forward to seeing you Sunday morning.

One final note: If you stop by church this week you'll find an active construction zone. The sidewalk is being removed and replaced. They started work this morning. The plan is to have our front door fully accessible by Sunday morning.

Grace and Peace,

Rev. Mark


The Congregational United Church of Christ
P. O. Box 642
Detroit Lakes, MN  56502

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief.

Do justly now. Love mercy now. Walk humbly now.

You are not obligated to complete the work,

but neither are you free to abandon it.

 ~ The Talmud



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