SEEDS ARE SPROUTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



We believe that all people are loved by God. We invite you to join us and experience God’s love.

We believe in faith in action. We invite you to join us in meeting our community’s needs.

We are evangelists. We invite you to join us in sharing the Good News of promise, hope and redemption.

We invite you to come as you are. We do.


Mid Week Thoughts for Sunday November 2nd, 2014





As we enter into our season of Stewardship, “Seeds are Sprouting”, we are looking at a couple of wonderful passages.  The first is one of my personal favorites from Jeremiah:


Jeremiah 29:3-7

3The letter was sent by the hand of Elasah son of Shaphan and Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom King Zedekiah of Judah sent to Babylon to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. It said: 4Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. 7But seek the shalom (peace, well-being) of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its shalom you will find your shalom



I love the sense of commitment and purpose for the call to mission in this passage.  What does it mean for us to “build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce”?  What seeds would you like to plant?  How are we called this day to seek the shalom of the city we have been sent to? What would the shalom (peace) of Rochester look like?


See you Sunday, 


P. Tedd












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