This Week in Worship
Details on upcoming services, followed by the worship calendar.
Homelessness & Affordable Housing Sunday
The Presbyterian Church (USA) confronts the crisis of homelessness and the need for affordable housing. The Rev. Kate Dunn, preaching.
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Guest preacher: The Rev. Janice Smith Ammon, Bryant T. Kirkland Minister of the Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
Jul 27, 2014 • 10:00 am
The Rev. Kate Dunn, preaching
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: "Labor Pains"
Text: Romans 8: 12-25
So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.