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Mid Week Thoughts for Sunday October 19th, 2014
This week on Sunday we, along with the rest of the country, celebrate the Children’s Sabbath – a day set aside to honor our young people and children and to honor the work being done to address their development and growth. We at New Life are fortunate to have among us Brady Fergusson – Brady works with the University of Rochester’s Upward Bound program. The U of R’s Upward Bound program supports and challenges high school students in a year round effort to apply to and gain admission to college. We are comprised of two specific programs, Upward Bound Classic and Upward Bound Math/Science. They are designed to help first generation and/or low-income students who are enrolled in the Rochester City School District. Each year a theme is chosen as the foundation for student driven research, instruction and projects. Here is a link for more information: http://www.rochester.edu/college/kearnscenter/PreCollege/UpwardBound.html
On Sunday, we will hear from Brady and a couple of his students as they talk about the program and how it has helped them. Please plan on being in worship on Sunday and offering your support of presence to these young men and women as they try to grow and become outstanding citizens and members of society.
The scripture we will be reading is:
1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long.
3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help. 4 When their breath departs, they return to the earth; on that very day their plans perish.
5 Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God, 6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; 7 who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free; 8 the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. 9 The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
10 The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord!
Too often our young people are the most vulnerable ones – particularly in the urban setting. I believe they are the ones God takes care of and upholds. I also believe that we are the instruments of God’s care and upholding. Where are you called this day to care and uphold? What are you already doing?
See you Sunday,
Have a thought, comment or answer to the above questions? Feel free to let Pastor Tedd know at: email@example.com. He will be sure to reply.