John 12:1–8 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. (John 12:3a) In times of difficulty it can be jarring when we notice extravagance. When resources are precious it can seem wasteful to toss them about. Yet today’s gospel reading is about exactly … [Read more…]
Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32 But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. (Luke 15:20b) Sometimes we can find ourselves lost and alone, feeling cut off from God’s love and from the goodness of life. Like the so-called … [Read more…]
Psalm 63:1–8 O God … I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. (Psalm 63:1) A student once defined “yearning” as meaning “wanting something so badly it hurts.” The teacher affirmed the student, “that’s right – it has … [Read more…]
Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18 [God said], ‘Look toward heaven and count the stars … So shall your descendants be. (Genesis 15:5) Some things in life seem well beyond our grasp. We want … and yet we fear we can never have or achieve. Yet God promises amazing things, the seemingly impossible. Abram and Sarai were well … [Read more…]
Friday, March 15 from 11:00 to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 each and $5.00 for those 12 and under. Come enjoy a delicious meal of stew, coleslaw and pie. Tickets are available at the church office, at coffee hour and at the door.