On Friday, March 15 at the Englewood Corps, we had such an awesome time of worship, teaching and growth at Prayer & Praise Night. We were so blessed to finally be able to partner with The Marin Foundation, and have Michael Kimpan speak, and Kevin Harris hang out and support the work. We were also super blessed to have our own Divisional Commander, Lt. Colonel Ralph Bukiewicz, come out to endorse the work of The Marin Foundation, and answer any questions people had from our theological standpoint.
We know that the topic of building bridges between the LGBT community and the Church is a sensitive one. For that reason, we very eager to make the podcast for the night available to you. Yes, it is close to an hour long, but I believe this podcast to be important for two groups of people:
1. Those of you who came to P&PN. This will be a great way to review what you learned, and read over the Scripture again (John 8, below). Continue to process what you heard, and pray about how you can put it into practice if you aren’t already.
2. Those who didn’t come to P&PN. There may be some who were simply unable to make it to P&PN, but they are still nonetheless very interested in this topic. This is a GREAT resource for them. They’ll be to hear about the work and mission of The Marin Foundation, and they’ll be able to hear Lt. Colonel Bukiewicz’s words about everything as well.
Lastly, make sure you check out the photos from the night. You can do that by heading over to our Flickr page here.
We’re excited to see you guys at Youth Councils 2013, and then our last Prayer & Praise Night of the year at the Chicago Temple Corps on May 10. Stay tuned!
1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”