Dear Friends,

What is prayer? Do we as Christians have a ‘criteria’ for what fits this term? Is prayer certain words spoken, sung, whispered, hollered, or is it a state of mind and heart? This Sunday we will explore the story of Jesus and the Canaanite woman demanding attention and care for her daughter who is “demon-possessed and suffering”. We will use a critical lens to explore Jesus’s response to the woman and her persistence in the face of this. Finally, we’ll bridge this story with the topic of prayer–we will wonder together, do her actions embody prayer?

We hope to see you at worship on Sunday, August 20 at 9:30 AM to consider this sermon titled “What is Prayer?” Please join us in the Narthex following worship for summer refreshments and fellowship.

In Peace,

Stacey Keane