The movie, Simon Birch (based on the exquisite book, A Prayer for Owen Meany), chronicles the tale of an abnormally small boy who believes that God has created him for some heroic act. (Check out the preview here.) As much as I love an underdog story, it seems farfetched that someone as tiny as Simon would be capable of any big act of heroism. But over the course of an hour and a half, we are reminded that God calls all of us even, and maybe especially, the unexpected of us to special acts of service.
This Sunday, our congregation will worship in two places. But each will continue our theme A Generous Calling, with an exploration of the story of David’s anointment as the future king of Israel. Like Simon Birch, the tale of David’s selection is an underdog story for the ages. David is just a little kid, the youngest of Jesse’s sons, not even invited in from tending the sheep to contend for the kingship. But God sees something in David that others can’t see: God sees the heart. Join us at Camp Hinton or in the sanctuary as we continue to explore God’s Generous Calling and how we might live into that call.
- Sunday’s scripture – 1 Samuel 6:1-13
- Worship Focus – “The Least Likely Person”
Worship at DHPC will be led by our Congregational Consultant for the Presbytery, the Rev. Joy Fisher. Worship at the Church-wide retreat will be a collaborative effort.
Peace be with you as you contemplate the calling that God may have for you right this moment,