All are invited to join us for service on Sunday, October 15 at 10 am. Sunday school will run during the service. Stay for coffee and a visit after the service. Here
All are invited to join us for service on Sunday, October 15 at 10 am. Sunday school will run during the service.
Stay for coffee and a visit after the service.
Here is a preview of the sermon for Sunday.
Marlene’s Rev. Notes:
“And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples.” Isaiah 25:7
Hello all! This week’s lectionary looks at Isaiah 25:1-9. Isaiah 24-27 is what scholars refer to as the “Apocalypse of Isaiah,” which ends ten chapters of prophecies on the future of various nations. In chapter 25, we read that The Lord will welcome people from every nation to his mountain with a feast of abundant joy. After The Lord has destroyed all that is evil in the world, including the ultimate enemy found in death, all of God’s beloved will gather together at this Holy Place.
Isaiah says that God will destroy “the shroud that is cast over all peoples.” This “shroud,” that Isaiah also calls “the covering,” is an allusion to death. In the past, all peoples were enmeshed in the powers of death, but now God will “swallow up death forever.” God will not only destroy death, but will take away all pain and suffering; all the toils and struggles, the “tears and disgrace” experienced by God’s people will be no more.
The passage concludes with a choir of voices heralding the presence and power of God “for whom we have waited.” At the end of time, when this power of God is revealed, it will indeed be a cause for joy among all people, who have recognized the truth of God, and who follow that truth. May we too be found among them!
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sherwood Park United Church
20 Fir Street Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 1Z6