Today's Readings: Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50; Luke 6:27-38
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Together in Faith: “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” Luke 6:27-28
These words of Jesus have always been difficult to follow, but in today’s world, even more so. Division and anger abound, with many families divided within themselves. Love, patience, listening, an attempt to understand… perhaps these are the virtues we need most today.
Bishop's Committee Parishioner Liaison: Every week there is an assigned member of the Bishop's Committee to serve as a Parishioner Liaison. We encourage parishioners to seek out this assigned member whenever there is a suggestion, question or concern. The liaisons will bring all comments to the monthly meeting of the Bishop's Committee to be addressed as appropriate. This week’s Parishioner Liaison is Judy Hossack.
Chapel Rock Sunday: Bishop Smith has designated March 3rd as Chapel Rock Sunday throughout the Diocese. On that day, the Bishop is asking each church and congregation members to support the newly created Bishop Kirk Smith Children & Youth Campership Fund. The experiences that our campers have at Chapel Rock are life changing and extraordinary. Every year, when we read camper evaluations, camper after camper says, "That was the best week of my summer!" It is fun, Christ-centered, and provides the opportunity to grow closer to God through the beauty and power of our Episcopal Church traditions. Help send children and youth to camp this summer! There will be a collection taken to support the campership fund Sunday, March 3rd. You can also contribution online at http://bit.ly/BpSmithCamp (note the URL is case sensitive).
Join Us for our Lenten Program: On Wednesdays during Lent, we will begin with Stations of the Cross at 10 am, followed by the healing Eucharist as usual. After the service, there will be a Lenten Program and everyone is encouraged to bring a bag lunch. On Fridays, we will begin with the Soup Supper at 6 pm in Knight Hall with Lenten Program during dinner, followed by Stations of the Cross inside the church. This year’s Lenten Program is “Back to the Basics”, a comprehensive review of the bible and the Anglican tradition; vestments and vessels; church etiquette and protocols.
Sale at MarkDowns: The Thrift Store will have NEW UNUSED items for sale on Sundays during the coffee hour, between 8:45 and 9:45. So come and browse and make your selections. The Thrift Store continues to be opened on Sundays from 8:45-9:45 AM., between the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM services.
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