Friday, August 11, 2017

Dirt Stories at the Beach

Jesus got his hands dirty. For thirty years he built houses, fixed furniture and worked on roofs. He knew what daily life is like. And that’s why his stories are still so relevant today. They speak to us in ways we can understand and yet at the same time communicate spiritual truths so necessary for us to grow in our relationship with him.

This Sunday we’re going to study the most famous dirt story of all time – the parable of the sower and the seed. You know it. You probably are thinking, “I’ve heard this story so many times what more could I learn from it?” No, the plot isn’t very complicated. It’s about four types of dirt. Of course, the dirt represents our hearts and the searching question Jesus is getting us to ask ourselves is, “What kind of dirt are we?” Do we have a heart that ignores him, forgets him in times of trouble or prosperity, or do we have a heart in which he can grow and take over?

We’re going to talk about dirt at the beach. That’s kind of weird. But it’s also going to be fun! Our service Sunday at 11:00 am is going to be at at Foster Point Pavilion on Hickam Air Force Base, one of the most beautiful locations on all of Oahu. Because we’re going to be in a special place, we’re going to have a special activities based service that both you and your kids will enjoy. After, join us for a great potluck lunch. Hot dogs, hamburgers and other grilled meats will be provided. Please bring a side dish to pass.

After lunch we’ll have games and of course Hickam Beach is a whole 100 yards down the street, so bring your swim suit! Don’t forget, the service starts at 11:00 am at Foster Point, that’s one hour earlier than usual.

One more thing, please bring a lawn chair(s) if you would like to sit on something a little more comfortable than a picnic table.

Saturday evening service: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning service at church: 9:00 am
Sunday morning service at Foster Point: 11:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.