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“The Sacrament Of The Present Moment”, Part 1, “Breath From God”, 7/19/2020

“The Sacrament Of The Present Moment”
Part 1, “Breath From God”
Job 27:3
 
Introduction
 
1 Peter 2:12-17
 
Romans 13:1-2
 
“The Sacrament Of The Present Moment”, Jean-Pierre de Caussade – 1675-1751
 

I. Breath From God
 
Job 27:3, “But for as long as I draw breath, and for as long as God breathes life into me,” (MSG)
 
Job 27:3, “As long as I live, while I have breath from God,” (NLT)
 
Job 27:3, “For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,” (NASB)

Caussade, “To be satisfied with the present moment is to delight in, and to adore the divine will in all that has to be done or suffered in all that succession of events that fill, as they pass, each present moment.”
 
 
II. The Power Of The Present
 
“Peace of mind” and an “untroubled soul” are the consequences of recognizing the sacrament of the present moment.
 
 
III. How To Live In The Present
 
Luke 10:38-42
 
A. Mary’s Way
 
1. Do Things Consciously
 

2. Savor The Moment
 

3. Develop Gratitude For The Right Now
 

4. Focus On What Matters
 

5. Enjoy The Present For What It Is
 

Conclusion

(Quote) Caussade, “The one thing necessary can always be found for it is in the present moment. It is no longer a choice between prayer and silence, seclusion and society, reading and writing, meditation and cessation of thought, flight from and seeking after spiritual consolations, abundance and dearth, feebleness and health, life and death, but it is all that each moment presents by the will of God…making it our soul satisfaction to sustain the present moment as though there were nothing else to hope for in the world.”


Announcements, July 12, 2020

 Church Schedule Reminders
∙ Wednesday Bible Study is cancelled until further notice

∙ Light Source will be meeting on Sunday mornings after worship, in The Loft (206)

∙ Precept Bible Study is cancelled until further notice

∙ Men’s and Ladies’ Prayer Breakfasts are cancelled until further notice

∙ Sunday School classes will hopefully resume on Sunday, September 13th
 
 
VCC Church App
Stay Connected with our church app! It gives you quick access to sermon podcasts, announcements, church calendar, online giving and more. Search your device’s app store for Valley Community – Sacramento.
 
 
2020 Altar Flower Calendar
The 2020 Altar Flower Calendar is available at the Information Counter. If you would like to remember an anniversary, wish someone a happy birthday, or donate as a memorial to a loved one, please sign up for a date with the name of the person ordering first, followed by the name of the person and occasion being remembered. The total cost at this time is $43.40, for which you receive giving credit. The flowers are yours to take home after service.
 
 
VCC now offers Online Giving
How people give to support their community of faith is changing in our day and age. VCC is now able to facilitate online giving through our church website and through the mobile app “easytithe”. After creating an account, you will be able to give directly to VCC by using your debit or credit card. To create an online account, visit our website, www.vccweb.org and click on My Online Donation. You can also download the free app, “easytithe”, for your Smart Phone. You can also continue to send eChecks through your bank’s eChecks option.


Announcements, July 5, 2020

 Church Schedule Reminders
∙ Wednesday Bible Study is cancelled until further notice

∙ Light Source will be meeting on Sunday mornings after worship, in The Loft (206)

∙ Precept Bible Study is cancelled until further notice

∙ Men’s and Ladies’ Prayer Breakfasts are cancelled until further notice

∙ Sunday School classes will hopefully resume on Sunday, September 13th
 
 
Happy 4th of July!
Please and enjoy and take advantage of our 4th of July Photo Op on the church patio this Sunday
 
 
VCC Church App
Stay Connected with our church app! It gives you quick access to sermon podcasts, announcements, church calendar, online giving and more. Search your device’s app store for Valley Community – Sacramento.


Announcements, June 28, 2020

Current Church Schedule
∙ Wednesday Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, July 8th at 7 pm in the sanctuary

∙ Light Source will resume on Wednesday, July 8th at 7 pm in The Loft

∙ Precept Bible Study will resume on Friday, July 10th at 2 pm in the Burchett Hall

∙ Sunday School classes will resume on Sunday, September 13th
 
VCC Online Giving
How people give to support their community of faith is changing in our day and age. VCC is now able to facilitate online giving through our church website and through the mobile app “easytithe”. After creating an account, you will be able to give directly to VCC by using your debit or credit card. To create an online account, visit our website, www.vccweb.org and click on My Online Donation. You can also download the free app, “easytithe”, for your Smart Phone. You can also continue to send eChecks through your bank’s eChecks option.
 


Announcements, June 21, 2020

Church Schedule
∙ Wednesday Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, July 8th at 7 pm in the sanctuary
∙ Light Source will resume on Wednesday, July 8th at 7 pm in The Loft
∙ Precept Bible Study start date still to be determined
∙ Sunday School classes will resume on Sunday, September 13th
 
Good Friday Service
Join us Friday, June 26, at 7 pm for our Good Friday communion service. Childcare will be provided for Nursery through Happy Hoppers. Please sign up for Childcare at the Information Counter. Older children will join us in the sanctuary where Pastor Lynn will have a special Kid Talk for them.
 
Celebrating Easter Sunday, June 28th
Sunday, June 28th, we will celebrate Easter! This will be a Family Worship service. Children will be dismissed to their classes after worship.