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April 12 - Thoughts from Rev. Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

 

“It’s all fine, it could be much worse.” This seems like the most common phrase when someone asks me how I am doing. The church is fine, my family is fine, my home is fine. Even though the church is worshipping strictly digitally, we are still experiencing God from home.

Yesterday morning, Women’s Ministry had a “Best Wishes” coffee on Zoom for Shirley Armstrong. Someone shared how their dishwasher broke, someone shared how their sink is acting up, and everyone shared all the sacrifices that they are making. Some sacrifices, like staying away from loved ones, postponing health care treatments, are by no means small ones. No one was complaining, they simply knew that it was all going to be okay.

It got me thinking about all the sacrifices that we as a community have been making for each other. Even though some of them seem small, it’s all very important. Any impact you can make for our community is a large impact.

I use the word “sacrifice” very intentionally. As Christians, we are very familiar with sacrifices. All the time we acknowledge to God the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus dying on the cross. We constantly are giving all that we can in honor of the ultimate sacrifice. I want to thank you for your sacrifice, even if you feel like it is a small one. For everyday you stay at home, for every Sunday you worship with us online, for all the digital arrangements. You are making an impact, and we thank you for it.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, please stay connected!

Proverbs 3:13-18 (NRSV)

The True Wealth

13 Happy are those who find wisdom,
    and those who get understanding,
14 for her income is better than silver,
    and her revenue better than gold.
15 She is more precious than jewels,
    and nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
    in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
    and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her;
    those who hold her fast are called happy.

 

Daily lectionary readings for May 12th:

Psalm 102:1-17

Proverbs 3:5-12

Acts 7:44-56