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October 12, 2016, 12:00 PM

A word at mid-week, 10/12

Good day everyone!

The Gospel reminds us that we are a Eucharistic people - literally, a "thanksgiving" people, always, everywhere and in all things! Although this may sound good in our ears, the reality of living into this truth is not always easy. 

In Luke's story, all ten of the lepers were physically cured, but one person, who turned around to give thanks, was made whole. Something happened to him beyond physical wellness, something beyond physical cure. Through his gratitude, there was a spiritual healing of sorts, a new level of awareness of who he was and who God was in his life. 

Because of his gratitude - a gratitude deep in his being - he became aware of and embraced the truth that even when all seemed lost, God remains faithful. This is an important message for all of us today because, though life can be painful and scary at times, this deep gratitude can free us and make even surviving our most horrific experiences possible. Please see my sermon, below.

On Monday evening, St. Matthew's celebrated a Service of Admission for The Order of the Daughters of the King. The new members admitted to this special order were: Rocio Carrasco, Angie Wilkinson, and Amanda Lloyd-Jones. This is an order of Christian women from every age and stage of life who desire a closer walk with God along their Christian journey and find it through a rule of prayer and a rule of service. In today's world, I admire these three women (and many others in the order) in dedicating their lives in such a way and for being an example for all of us. Please take an opportunity to congratulate them.

This Sunday, join us for 2 important events: (1) the CROP Walk (see flyer below for more information) and, (2) the Sunday School Series, Pilgrim: Turning to Christ. There will be 5 copies of the book available on Sunday for purchase ($9.99) or you may order copies for yourself through Amazon.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: October 14, Walk-About, bishop candidates@ St. Paul's, Indy. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Candidates begin the conversation at 7 p.m.

God's love to you all! Fr. Frank

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