Sundays in June, from June 2-23, 2019, we’ll follow a four-week worship series on a new topic, “God on Film.” We’ll look at scripture as well as some popular films to glean some insight into how humans navigate love and romantic relationships (think about Ruth & Boaz and Samson & Delilah) and how we can change our perspective when we’re in a relationship with someone who’s very different from us.
We’ll also look at superheroes and ask the question, “Was Jesus a Superhero?” when our guest preacher Chris LaMont, professor at Arizona State University’s School of Film, preaches on Father’s Day.
Finally, we’ll take on Revelations 15 and the end times on Peace with Justice Sunday, June 23. Contemplating the end of the world forces us to confront questions like who we are, why we’re here, how much time we have left and did we make the most of our life on earth? Movies like The Hunger Games, World War Z, and Terminator all conjure up images of less-than-ideal futures. Maybe there’s hope, and a better way to look at life and the end of life as we know it.
Join us these Sundays in June:
Communion Sunday: June 2
God on Film: Romance and Comedy
Ruth 1-4 (Ruth & Boaz); Judges 16 (Samson & Delilah)
Pentecost: June 9
God on Film: The Upside of Unlikely Friendships
Philippians 2: 1-16
Father’s Day: June 16
God on Film: Superheroes or Superzeros?
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Peace with Justice Sunday: June 23
God on Film: Apocalyptic Fear; Armageddon Faith
We can learn a lot from movies, especially when we reflect on them through the lenses of scripture and Jesus’ life.
Armageddon is a classic end-times movie. Though it was released in 1998, more than 20 years ago, it still has a powerful message of self-sacrifice and hope, even when the end of the world seems near. See you at the movies, and at church!