North Side Christian Church                                             (Disciples of Christ)

A Church Without Walls”

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   8611 Blondo       Omaha, NE 68134

Join us at 10:00 AM

                 ALL are WELCOME – no matter where 

                     you are on  your spiritual journey —

                             come journey with us!

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PUERTO RICO HURRICANE RELIEF   __________________________________________   North Side Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) challenges all other Disciples of Christ Churches to match or beat our donation of $2500.00 for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

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SUNDAY                                                                   October 15, 2017

    __________________________________________      Scripture      Philippians 4: 1-13

 Homily           “Wasted Anxiety ”    

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  Saving Jesus From the Church                                                                                     by Robin R. Meyers

  

The marriage of bad theology and hypocritical behavior by the church has eroded our spiritual lives.

Taking the best of biblical scholarship, Meyers recasts core Christian concepts in an effort to save Christianity from its obsession with personal salvation.

Not a plea to try something brand new, but rather the recovery of something very old, Saving Jesus from the Church shows us what it means to follow Jesus’s teachings today. He eloquently points out that many of today’s Christians are silent on matters about which Jesus spoke, whereas on matters about which he was silent, they condemn (p.177).

The fact that the faith of which Christians have historically spoken was in most instances trust is also mentioned (p.179).

When we claim unconditional faith in our own “side” and its “rightness”, we in fact are not showing trust but mistrust, in both God and other human beings (pp.179-180).

Meyers suggests that, rather than speaking of Jesus as “the Answer”, perhaps we ought to think about him as “the Assignment” (p.120). It is in this chapter that he dives into politics. His approach to the subject of homosexuality is remarkably succinct: “Until we have homosexuality all figured out, shouldn’t we practice radical hospitality? As long as we see “through a glass darkly,” isn’t it wise to err on the side of inclusion and compassion, rather than condemnation?” (p.137).

BOOK STUDY            Starting November 2       6:30 PM                                                                                Meet at the Church

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NAME ______________________________________

__________   I will be attending the Book Study

__________   Please purchase a book for me at $9.00

__________   I will purchase my own book.

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COMMUNITY MINISTRY

 —Prescription Medicine Bottles

The Nebraska Humane Society needs used prescription medicine bottles for animal prescription medicines.

NSCC is collecting these bottles and Jeff said he would remove the labels. If we want to remove the labels ourselves, just immerse the bottles in hot/warm water for thirty minutes and peel the printed portion of the label away.                                                                                                                                                                         The paper/adhesive remaining will be covered with a new label at the Humane Society.

 

Taking It To the Streets – Breakfast

NSCC is feeding the homeless again on November 4

Anyone wishing to help can come between 6:30 am and 10:30 am, or come for the entire time. It is an amazing time in ministry.

 

Minister – Rev.  E. Susan Ellis, M.Div.

Contact us at 402-451-1933 or
email us at revsusanellis555@gmail.com  

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