September 07, 2003

Mark Greenstreet - “Christian Essentials”

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Mark Greenstreet introduced the Sunday School and school year by asking us to reflect on what we believe. He encouraged students not to neglect their faith, now that they have left home, and also suggested that they attend a number of congregations. He then spoke primarily on the Apostles’ Creed. This creed (No. 712 in the hymnal) devotes about 12 words to God the Father and 6 times as many to Jesus, establishing his parentage, humanity, death, resurrection and ascension. The creed then presents a list of things concerning the Holy Spirit, including the holy catholic church which it directs, and the communion of saints. Mark noted that although the creed does get hung up on dualism (the big topic when the Creed was written), neither does it deny the presence of evil (Christ suffered, and it acknowledges the forgiveness of sins). We have freedom of choice. We can slip into dualism when we get hung up on morality issues, but that is not our main focus, which is loving God and neighbor. We then reread the Creed, hearing it in new ways. [JEK]


Passage: Apostles' Creed
Communion: No
Ecumenical or Event: Student welcome BBQ
Potluck Lunch: No
Congregational Meeting: No


Speaker: Mark Greenstreet
Worship Leader: Evan Kreider
Song Leader:
Zoom Coordinator:
Children's Feature Leader: cynthia / nadine / mark


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Child Care Volunteer: Janice Kreider

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