Rev. Stan Wright, pastor of South Roanoke United Methodist Church, is speaking at our Wednesday Noon Service today, 12:05-12:30. His sermon is titled, “The Dangers of Spiritual Complacency,” scripture text: I Corinthians 10:1-13.
During the service we will pray for Mark Jamison, Manager of Transportation for the City of Roanoke. His division oversees the City’s snow removal process which can be quite challenging in the winter time. This entails picking the right approach given the temperatures and moisture pattern and also a lot of coordination with various parties including Roanoke Schools, departments that pitch in for seasonal assistance, VDOT, etc. Mark is a great team player and works hard to lead his workforce in getting Roanoke’s streets cleaned up.
Worshipers are invited to leave a donation in the basket in the narthex. Every penny of the donations received goes to help RAM House in its work of providing support for those in need of food, warmth, and shelter.
Lunch is served in the social hall immediately following the service for a suggested donation of $6. Today’s menu: Chicken Pot Pie/Biscuits, Fresh Fruit, and Oatmeal Chocolate Toffee Cookies.
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters,* that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea,2and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3and all ate the same spiritual food, 4and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.5Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them, and they were struck down in the wilderness.
6 Now these things occurred as examples for us, so that we might not desire evil as they did. 7Do not become idolaters as some of them did; as it is written, ‘The people sat down to eat and drink, and they rose up to play.’ 8We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. 9We must not put Christ*to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by serpents. 10And do not complain as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. 11These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down to instruct us, on whom the ends of the ages have come. 12So if you think you are standing, watch out that you do not fall. 13No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it. I Corinthians 10:1-13