Prepare for this Sunday – August 17 – worship: Jesus told the crowd, “It is not what goes in the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth … what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles.” (Read Matthew 15:10-20, below.) “What comes from the heart matters most” – come to 9:30 AM worship and ponder Jesus’ words
Backpack Blessings – All kids bring your backpacks on Sunday, August 24, for special blessings at the 9:30 AM Worship Service – just in time for school!
Make plans now to attend our 2nd informal outdoor service and picnic on September 7, beginning at 9:30 AM. Dress casually and bring your own comfortable chair if you wish. Church Council wil provide main dishes, please bring picnic side dishes to share!
Care-A-Lot Preschool – there a still a couple of slots for 3, 4, and 5 year-olds looking for a quality preschool experience. Call 610-346-8500 and leave a message if you’re interested.
Matthew 15:10-20 (Things That Defile)
10 Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, ‘Listen and understand: 11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.’ 12 Then the disciples approached and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees took offence when they heard what you said?’ 13 He answered, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14 Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.’ 15 But Peter said to him, ‘Explain this parable to us.’ 16 Then he said, ‘Are you also still without understanding? 17 Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? 18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles.19 For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. 20 These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.’