SERMON TITLE: “Celebrating Our Tenth with Community”
SERMON TEXT: Luke 15:1-10
PREACHER: Rev. Kim James
OCCASION: October 22, 2017, at First UMC
As you’ve been hearing (and singing), we’re celebrating our church’s tenth year here at this Marriott-Slaterville location. Last week, we held our tenth annual Veterans Tribute Run & Chili Cook-off. Julie Coley has reminded us that this is the tenth year for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, and the choir and Bell Tones have begun preparing music for our tenth Christmas in this sanctuary. And now, we’re looking forward to everyone’s pledges to help us with our ministries for 2018, when we will celebrate our tenth Lent and Easter, and when, in April, we will arrive at our official tenth anniversary of worshiping God in this building.
To help us celebrate all that, I’m preaching a sermon series based on biblical stories that involve the number 10. Last week, we talked about celebrating our tenth with the guidance of the Ten Commandments. Today, as we focus our attention on Jesus’ parable of the woman who had 10 coins, I invite you to consider how this woman’s story affirms the joy of celebrating our tenth with community.