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Looking Toward Sunday, July 18, 2021

Hello Neighbors,

This week, we continue our worship series: Won’t I Be Your Neighbor. This week we’ll explore what it means to be good global neighbors. In the Bible, we hear over and over, throughout Acts and the letters that in Christ, there is no longer Jew or Greek. This is a way of saying that there is no longer insider/outsider in terms of relationship with God, but that through Christ all are made one. When we look at our world, however, there are many insiders and outsiders, and walls and borders, and divisions. The title for this week’s sermon comes from Robert Frost’s poem, Mending Wall, which wrestles with the saying, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Join us as we reflect upon walls, why they are built, and why they crumble. And together we’ll explore what this means for us as we pursue global neighboring, wall or no wall.

We’ve got DHPC kids helping to lead worship this week and snowcones on the lawn following worship. Bring a neighbor or invite one to join us on the livestream, and let us share in fellowship or worship together.

Scripture: Colossians 3:1-15

Sermon Title: “Something There Is That Doesn’t Love A Wall”

I leave you with this quote from our tour guide on this journey of neighboring, Mr. Fred Rogers (of the children’s program, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood): Love is like infinity: You can’t have more or less infinity, and you can’t compare two things to see if they’re ‘equally infinite.’ Infinity just is, and that’s the way I think love is, too.

In love and gratitude for our shared journey,