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September 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

A word at mid week 9/28

This past Sunday, the parable about the rich man and Lazarus challenged our assumptions about the responsibility we have for one another. No matter our social or financial status, we all have responsibility not only to see, hear, or be aware of the disparity between ourselves and others, but more significantly, to cross that enormous gulf that exists between people, between communities. To figure out ways - even small ways - to deal with these things we see everyday.

We come to church to be nourished and challenged by God's Word, to sing hymns and songs that lift us up, to pray the prayers, and to partake of the bread and wine, so that we can be strengthened for this task.

How do we use the gifts that we have been given? Our wealth? Our time? Our intellect? Our practical abilities? Where are the Lazarus's at our gate?  Jesus makes one thing clear through this parable: Doing nothing is not an option! Please see my sermon below.

Grab a cup of coffee and something sweet to nibble on and join us at 9:15am for Sunday School (Adult Forum). We began Part 1 of the Psalms of Lamentation as a personal and private devotion in times of hurt, illness, and reconciliation. We resume with Part 2 this coming week as we take a closer look at how these special Psalms provide ways we can grieve and heal and reconcile to God and with one another.

Sunday School for Children is also offered at this time!

God's love to you all! Fr. Frank


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