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Tuesday Connection
October 13, 2020

 
FGUMC Prayers for the following families this week:
Rozelle family, Rush family and Schindler family

Lectionary Readings for this Sunday:

Exodus 33:12–23 
Psalms 99
1 Thessalonians 1:1–10
*Matthew 22:15–22


*Main text for this Sunday's reading



The Faith Journey Continues
 
FGUMC Fall Topical Independent Study 

Just Mercy
 by Bryan Stevenson
              
Read at your own pace, recommended: 3 chapters per week.

On Mon, Nov 2 at 7:00 pm, we plan to watch the movie “Just Mercy” via Zoom and in person in Tremayne Hall.
 
This Week's Reflection
Week 3

Justice Part 2
Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment
  • Who covered the cost of the debt in this parable (Matt 18:21-35)?  Are you willing to incur cost (of various forms) in order to show mercy to others?
  • Like the servant in the parable, we all want to be treated with mercy but sometimes don’t want it for others.  Are there people you have a hard time showing mercy to?
  • Mercy doesn’t always means no consequences.  As Christ-followers we are fully forgiven but still may suffer earthly consequences to our actions.  What does it look like to show mercy to someone who has wronged you?
  • Is there a time when you showed someone mercy when they deserved judgment?  What was that like for you and for them?
  • James 2:13 says, “For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy.  Mercy triumphs over judgment.  “What does it mean that mercy triumphs over judgment?  How can we display mercy to others?
 
Additional Resources:
Please see below for Tim Keller's articles in his 4-part series on race and justice. We encourage you to read them all in the order that they were published.
  1. The Bible and Race (March 2020)
     
  2. The Sin of Racism (June 2020)
     
  3. A Biblical Critique of Secular Justice and Critical Theory (August 2020)
     
  4. Justice in the Bible (September 2020)
     


Click the button below for:
Grace, Justice & Mercy: An evening with Bryan Stevenson and Rev. Tim Keller
 
Evening with Bryan Stevenson and Rev. Keller



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For Communion Sunday

Fairfield Grace has purchased pre-filled Communion sets (juice and a wafer).  These sets will be used at our in-person service.  If you are worshiping via Zoom, please let us know if you would like to arrange a time for "touch-free"  pick up of these sets for your use at home. 

Contact the church office at 203-374-6528 or fairfieldgrace@sbcglobal.net. 
 


More FGUMC
Faith Growing
Opportunities:

 

Monday Journey
Next Date: Oct 26
 (Mondays 7:00pm)
Following the Messiah 
by Jeremy DeHut (available through RightNow media)
This is a travelogue that follows the footsteps of Jesus
15- 20 minute videos 
Oct 26 & Nov 23, 2020
Apr 26, May 24 & Jun 28, 2021
Short discussion to follow video will be via Zoom or in Tremayne Hall.  To attend in-person, contact Sheila Muscott (203-368-9199 or sheilamuscott@att.net)

 


Faith Circle Bible Study

 Book of James
Faith Circle

Every Wednesday at 8:00 pm via Zoom
we will watch a video on the Book of James in English with Korean subtitles followed by discussion in Korean. 
Total of 12 weeks

Please contact Pastor Cho
(914-319-4241 or kunsamcho92@gmail.com)
with any questions


Daily Bible Reading

Let’s read one chapter of the Bible - one day at a time.  Please let Anne at fairfieldgrace@sbcglobal.net know if you would like to read one chapter of the Bible with Pastor Cho.  Currently, we are reading the Book of Proverbs, 1st and 2nd Corinthians will follow.  The reading will be in your mailbox via either texting or emailing every morning at 8:00 am.  The Bible is the BOOK of Life from which we hear the voice of God. 


Share Joys or Thanksgivings with photos!

Send a picture or pictures that show your joys, thanksgivings or any moments you encounter God any where.   We will share them during the service at 10:00 am and 11:30 am.  Send them to Anne Regan, Parish Office Manager at fairfieldgrace@sbcglobal.net.


You can find sermons from last Sunday
on the FGUMC website!


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