His Brother Came Out… Clutching Esau’s Heel

Vacation bible school was a big success. About 30 ‘cadets’ blasted off on a trip through the universe. Photos will be coming later.

Sermon: Mission Accepted (Marion Brown)

Genesis 25:19-34; 33:1-11 (NET)

25:21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 25:22 But the children struggled inside her, and she said, “If it is going to be like this, I’m not so sure I want to be pregnant!” So she asked the Lord, 25:23 and the Lord said to her,

“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples will be separated from within you.
One people will be stronger than the other,
and the older will serve the younger.”

25:24 When the time came for Rebekah to give birth, there were twins in her womb. 25:25 The first came out reddish all over, like a hairy garment, so they named him Esau. 25:26 When his brother came out with his hand clutching Esau’s heel, they named him Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.

Prayers

Added Danny Potter (colon cancer, O.L.’s cousin)
Added Jackie Potter (overall health)
Added Michael (cancer)/Sandy Webb
Added Family of Chuck Pollard
Added Janice Gee

This is the aftermath early on Sunday. The older children slept in tents overnight; while some adults stayed up all night.

Stayed tuned for more VBS photos coming later.