I hope you are doing well and having a great week. St. Patty’s week is always a fun and festive week as people dress in green and celebrate in various ways. Everyone in the church office managed to wear green on Tuesday and all of The Day School classes spent time looking for a mysterious leprechaun running around the church.
This Sunday, we conclude our Lenten series Growing Together by looking at what Jesus’ last moments with his disciples according to Matthew, This text has become widely known as the Great Commission, although some jokingly say the church has understood it as “the great omission.” Other have likened the church’s use of it to a football team huddling up, calling a play, and simply staying in the huddle rather than running the play.
William Diehl was the CEO of a major steel company and he was a devout person of faith. He was at church almost every Sunday. He discovered that his faith informed almost nothing in his life. He discovered that what he was doing on Sunday had no connection to what he was doing Monday- Friday. Christianity is a way of life and it was not a way of life for him. So, he wrote a book, a confessional of sorts called The Sunday Connection. Listen to what he writes: “The hymns, sermons, prayers, and fellowship of Sunday morning have no impact upon the outside world unless they shape the lives of Christians during the rest of the week. Will we allow Jesus’ command to“”go and make disciples” to reflect in our lives this week?
Lastly, I want to lift up other Holy Week services as you make plans now to journey from the cross to resurrection.
Palm/Passion Sunday worship- March 29 9 AM and 11:15 AM
Maundy Thursday- April 2 8 PM
Good Friday- April 3- Sanctuary open from 12 Noon until 2 PM for prayer stations and personal meditation.
Easter Sunday worship on April 5th at 9 AM and 11:15 AM
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday
Peace to your path,