Thoughts: Three travelers approach Abraham’s tent. Abraham runs to greet them and bows low before them.
“Stay with me,” he implores them. “I’ll bring water for your feet and a morsel of bread and comfort for your hearts.”
Rather ungraciously, the travelers agree. “All right – but you do as you have offered.”
Abraham does more than he has offered. He commands Sarah to make fine cakes. He orders a servant to kill a calf and prepare the meat. He himself brings butter and milk along with the beef and the cakes and serves this repast to his three guests.
Who are these three men?
Was Abraham starved for company? Would he have been as hospitable to anyone who happened by?
For years, Abraham had longed for a son; he had prayed for a son. Now these three strangers promise Abraham that he will have a son by this time next year.
Discussion: How do we greet unexpected guests?
Activity: Try being especially welcoming to your next unexpected visitor. Some have entertained angels unawares.
Remember in prayer this week Michelle Freeman, Vivian & Stu Hansard, Corwin Hanson, Ben Olesen, Mildred Parker, Wanda Payne and Joyce Rampenthal.
This Saturday is the UMYF Worktrip car wash from 9am to 1pm. Be sure and come and get your car washed and support the youth on their trip to Norristown, PA.
This Saturday is the memorial service for Anthony Michael at 11:00am with visitation at 10:00amhere at the church. His wife LaNae was a very active member of this church. If you able to help, please call Chris Gullion.
This Sunday we will be commissioning our Mission: Possible and worktrippers at our outdoor worship. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and a dish to pass for our picnic after the service.
Monday, June 19th, is the July Tidings deadline. Send articles to jessieTFUMC@gmail.com with copy to Donna at email@example.com.
Concerns from Sunday, June 11:
Debbie Hagelstein – Prayers for friends Ron & Sarah as they have a memorial service today for Baby Addison. She passed away at 6 weeks old.
Frank & Karen Glidden – Granddaughter, Tasha, having back surgery this week.
Lynne Meek – My friend Debbie’s grandson, Logan Jon, was stillborn. His mom still has uncontrollable high blood pressure.
Martin& Carolyn Jones – Prayers of sympathy for family of dear friend, Lee Morgan, who passed away last week.
Gerri Hoffman – Prayers for my daughter-in-law Shanon Stien-Hoffman on continued recovery from a procedure that had complications. She’s now home resting/recovering.
Doug Smith – Sharon’s older brother is in Henry Ford Hospital in ICU after having a heart attack.
Tom & Shirley Geggie – Celebrating Olivia’s baptism and the fact that our entire family, including all of our children and grandchildren are here today.
Megal Corera – Many thanks to Revs and members of the church for all they did for Francis’s memorial service. Everyone who spoke to me said how great it was. Food too was great. Thanks again.
Pete & Jill Woods – Dylan turns 25 tomorrow and closes on his first home tomorrow.
Debbie Hagelstein – For Liz, Jason and Henri and my sister and brother-in-law Donna & Ron as they move into new houses. Prayers to all of them on the next journey.
Laurie &Brian Urbach – We are happy to announce the arrival of our first grandchild, Lois Kay. 7# 6 oz. Everyone is doing great.
Steve Kosinski – Alexandra Zetye has been awarded a full scholarship to Wayne State Medical School!
Congratulations to the following young adults who received the William Quick Scholarship last Sunday at Metropolitan UMC: Jessica Carl, Elise Leverenz, Kurt Leverenz, Meghan Ostrander, Meghan Rhoades, Fay Steiger, Riley Smith and Jack Stover.
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