October Book Club: Readings from Deuteronomy

Sunday: Deut 3 –

Monday: Deut 4:1–43

Tuesday: Deut 4:44–5:21

Wednesday: Deut 5:22–6:25- the presentation of the 10 commandments

Thursday: Deut 7

Friday: Deut 8–9

Saturday: Deut 10

SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHILE READING THIS WEEK:

What was the specific time setting- stated in the beginning of the book (verse 1:3)? What does it say about the situation that the Israelites faced at that time?

• “Deuteronomy” means repetition of the Law. What do you think was the purpose of renewal of the Sinaitic covenant to the second generation of Israelites (chapter 5)?

• Why would the Israelites worship a visible idol over an invisible God (chapter 13)?

• How does the Shema “Hear O Israel” in Deuteronomy 6:4–5 inspire you to hear and obey God today?

• Which laws seem peculiar to you? Which are most important?

Thoughts, ponderings and questions can be emailed to the pastor at: sgblparish@gmail.com

Sunday Worship for September 27 the 17th Sunday after Pentecost


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Blessings to you this week. Thank you for being part of worship this day. Apologies for the quality of the video this morning. My recording device is reaching its maximum capacity and that limits the size of recordings I can download. Pastor Pam

Sunday Worship for September 20, 2020, the 16th Sunday after Pentecost.

This is service of word and communion. All are welcome to join in the celebration of Holy Communion.Prepare a table with a portion of bread and a measure of wine. Add a table covering and a candle to mark the occasion as special.

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Thank you for being part of worship today. Communion liturgy prepared by Third Space. Newsletters are available. Please contactPastor Pam if you would like one delivered. The potato harvest was successful, and a wonderful way to spend a perfect autumn day. Thanks to the Rehkopf family for this ministry of food And fellowship. Please remember your church with regular gifts and tithes.

Bible Study for September 16-22

stories of family situations, God’s faithful followers and God’s promise

Isaiah, Jacob and Esau: – Genesis 25:19-28:9

Jacob and Rachael: -Genesis 28:20 – 30:43

Jacob flees Laban: – Genesis 31:1-33:20

Dinah, daughter of Leah: – Genesis 34:1- 34:31

Jacob returns to Bethel 35:1- 36:43

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and questions at this email: sgblparish.com

Pastor Pam

Worship Service for a September 13, 2020; the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, Creation 2

South Grey. Bruce Lutheran Parish; St Matthew Mildmay; St Paul Neustadt; St Paul’s Normanby

Presiding Minister: Rev. Pamela McNeil
Lector’s: Emma Diebel, Jillian Waechter
Usher: Rob Rehkopf
Scholarship Presenter Glenn Jacques


Link to music for this morning.

https://youtu.be/k2af10YlLoc

Thank you for worshiping together this morning. May you be moved by the Holy Spirit in this time together. Apologies if the music video does not work. The song is titled ‘Love without End” and is performed by George Strait. Perhaps you can listen to it on YouTube. I am available during the week for conversation. Pastor Pam

Bible book club September 8

Readings for September 8-15

Abraham and Lot: -Genesis 11:27-14:24

God’s covenant with Abraham: -Genesis 15:1-18:15

Judgement on Sodom: – Genesis 18:16- 19:-29 (30-38) hot stuff!

Abraham, Isaac and Sarah; Hagar and Ishmael:- Genesis 20:1-22:24 The tangled webs we weave!

Sarah’s death; marriage of Isaac: – Genesis 23:1-25:18

These questions are provided to help think about the readings – answer one or two if you wish;

  • Genesis is made up of a lot of stories. Which story did you like best? Why?
  • What surprised you in reading this book and why do you think you were surprised?
  • What questions do you have after reading this book?
  • What other books does this book remind you of? – doesn’t have to be a Bible book
  • Which character in the book did you like best and for what reason?
  • Which character do you like least – and why?
  • Share a favorite quote from this book and say why it stands out. What does this quote mean for your faith?
  • What feelings does this book create?
  • If you had a chance to ask God one question about this book, what would you ask?

Bible Book Club September 1

Week 1 responses: Genesis 1:1-11:26

Highlights of Bishop Susan’s reflection:

  • Genesis, the first ‘chapter’ of the Bible helps us understand the Bible as a whole
  • It begins with not just the chosen people of Israel, but rather with the entire creation
  • Through this we can interpret everything that follows
  • God has a purpose that is at work among the people of Israel,
  • God has a purpose that is at work through Jesus Christ
  • God has a purpose that is seen in all of creation
  • “For God so loved the world… “ (see John 3:16)
  • Genesis continues with tragic effects – God has created a world without sin and evil, but human beings did not trust God, and sin erupted.
  • Relationships at every level fell apart between human beings and God, among human beings, and between human beings and other creatures and creation

EVEN SO, GOD SHOWERS BLESSINGS AT EVERY TURN

What was interesting as you read the passages this week – were you surprised by anything?

Where do you see evidence of God’s purpose?

Thanks for participating

Send your thoughts to sgblparish@gmail.com. to be included in the list of PRIVATE RESPONSES for our conversation.

Worship Service for September 6, 2020, the 14th Sunday after Pentecost


thank you for joining in worship this morning. May you be blessed in this time.
please remember to support your church with your gifts and tithes.
offerings may be mailed to:

St Paul Lutheran Church, 379 Adam St, Neustadt Ontario. N0G 2M0
St Paul’s Lutheran Church Normanby, POBox 66, Neustadt, N0G 2M0
St Matthew Lutheran. Burch, P.OBox 218, Mildmay, On. N0G 2J0

The prayer of the day was from the Creation 2020 resource.
Pastor Pam is available for conversation and can be reached at 226-751-6398

Bible Book Club readings for Sept 1-7

These are the questions for September

Consider the following questions as you read this week:

  • Genesis is made up of a lot of stories. Which story did you like best? Why?
  • What surprised you in reading this book and why do you think you were surprised?
  • What questions do you have after reading this book?
  • What other books does this book remind you of? – doesn’t have to be a Bible book
  • Which character in the book did you like best and for what reason
  • Which character do you like least – and why?
  • Share a favorite quote from this book and say why it stands out. What does this quote mean for your faith?
  • What feelings does this book create?
  • If you had a chance to ask God one question about this book, what would you ask?

Readings for Week One, September 1-7

  • Creation stories: Genesis 1:1-2:25
  • First Sin: Genesis 3:1-24
  • Cain and Abel: Genesis 4:1-16
  • Beginning of Civilization, Adam to Noah: Genesis 4:17-5:32
  • Noah and the Great Flood: Genesis 6:1-9:17
  • Noah and his descendants: 9:1-10:32
  • The Tower of Babel 11:1-9
  • Descendants of Shem: 11:10-26

Read as many as you can.

Jot down your thoughts and by Sunday email them to Pastor Pam at:

sgblparish@gmail.com