First, the church parking lot will be closed for resurfacing tomorrow and Friday (8/15 and 16). Many thanks to the Laurelton Fire Department for their generosity in including us in their resealing.
Today's reading provides two side stories that show how the power of the gospel spread. In the first, some people who don't follow Jesus try to cast out demons in Jesus' name. In the second people convert from seeking magical power to following Christ. How do you see the power of the gospel in your life?