What matters most?

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. – Albert Einstein

Of all the commandments, which is the most important?  

– a teacher of the Law in Mark 12:28

We live in a world filled with advertising messages about what matters the most. The right labels, the right look, the right height, weight, hair style or tat. The right bank account balance, the right car, the right kind of water even. But as Christians we are called to live counter-culturally.  What matters to the world and what matters to Jesus might not always match up.

 Tonight at our dinner we’ll be thinking a bit about what matters most. What do you value, what do you strive for, and how can others tell what matters to you? How do you spend your time or your money? Who benefits from your gifts and talents? What are your big hopes and dreams? I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say and sharing together about how Jesus answered the question:  what matters most?

Below are the times and places for the presby get-togethers this week. If the coffee time doesn’t work for you, just lemme know and we’ll find a place and time to connect!

Peace Y’all, Jen

Week of October 15-19, 2012


5:30 pm  Supper with Substance – Due to some scheduling issues, we’ll gather at the Koinonia Center one last time tonight to enjoy a yummy meal cooked by a member of the church!  Following dinner we’ll have a chat about “What matters most?” Bring your thoughts & opinions. 

6:00pm -7ish- Worship on Wednesdays @ Westminster – located at the corner of Coburg & Harlow Roads. This is a short mid-week contemplative worship service. If you wish, there is also a light meal before the service which you are welcome to attend – college students eat free. Meal at 6, worship starts around 7. 

6:30pm – Adult Education @ Central Presbyterian – located at the corner of 15th & Patterson, Central is hosting a weekly conversation about Faith & Politics this fall.  This week there will be a  discussion led by a member of the League of Women Voters regarding this year’s ballot initiatives. 

12:30 – 2ishBUZZZZZZ hours  – come by the coffeehouse in the basement of the EMU for a coffee, tea, etc. and some conversatiion.
10pm -??? – Presby Pub Night  – all students 21+ join us for Bible Study and conversation at the 19th Street McMenamin’s – happy hour is dutch treat! 

8:30am -Worship at Westminster Presbyterian (Corner of Coburg & Harlow Roads)
10am – Worship at Central Presbyterian (15th & Patterson)  – Potluck following worship  – free lunch for students. Church will provide soup and members will bring salads and bread.
10am  – Worship at Peace Presbyterian (3060 River Road)
11am -Worship at Westminster Presbyterian (Corner of Coburg & Harlow Roads)

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