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Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, “Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.” - Deuteronomy 15:11 (NRSV)

After the worship service in the small rural church, the two dozen worshipers moved into an adjoining room for coffee and snacks. Although I was a visitor, I knew one man by reputation. Many of my meals-on-wheels recipients spoke glowingly of Clarence, a man who volunteers with others in the...

Today's Prayer
Gracious God, help us to recognize ways that we can serve others in our community. Amen.

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Today's Reading
James 2:14-18

Thought for the Day

I will do what I can, then trust God to do the rest.

Prayer Focus

Rural churches


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While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”

 On September 19th, attend Emmaus Ministries International Virtual Gathering.