As your pastor I need to learn to communicate just a little bit better. We will not be worshiping elsewhere yet so come to the Saint James building at 5000 Echols Avenue just as you always have for worship this Sunday and for the next several Sundays beyond that. See you there!
Mark 9:38-50. What one of us makes no judgments regarding another’s religion or politics or choices or lifestyle? The original disciples were just like us modern day disciples; this part of the book of Mark we are reading this week may give us hints about how to work at stopping this drawing of lines. Join us this Sunday for the conversation about this passage from the Bible.
Linda and I want to thank all of you for your prayers and thoughts during our recent family emergency. I want to personally thank all of you who were able to step up and lead worship in various ways and handle the “move-to-storage event” last weekend. Because of your banding together, Linda and I were able to focus completely on being where we were needed. All is resolving well and there is more to tell this coming Sunday. You can never know how much you are appreciated!
James, your pastor
Last Sunday we were meant to take on Proverbs 1:20-33. An unforeseen emergency (aren’t they all “unforeseen?”) kept both Linda and James from worship. So this week we will indeed see the fools and mockers, the ones to whom Wisdom calls. And maybe Wisdom calls to all of us because, apparently, there is a fine line we cross between wisdom and foolishness. What does it mean to be “wise?” This Sunday we will take on wisdom or actually hope Wisdom takes us on in whole new ways, stretching our view of ourselves and the world. Let’s listen to what Wisdom has to say to us!
Proverbs 1:20-33. Fools and mockers, these are some of the ones to whom Wisdom calls. And maybe to all of us because, apparently, there is a fine line we cross between wise and foolish. This Sunday we will take on wisdom or actually hope Wisdom takes us on in whole new ways, stretching our view of ourselves and the world. Let’s listen to what Wisdom has to say to us!
2 Corinthians 6:1-13. The adventure of following Jesus is that we are called to be fully present in this place, wherever it is that we find ourselves, and yet to be fully in Jesus at the same time. It is the paradox of the faith we have received, the relationship into which we are born, that we must be love in a world that does not always appreciate or understand love. This week we will face ourselves and the challenge of being God’s people, bridge builders, in every crossroad and intersection.
We need volunteers to help us move equipment, furniture and other items to long term storage. These are items that we will be hanging onto to use at the new permanent worship location sometime in the future. The move will take place on Saturday, September 12 at 10am. Volunteers will meet at St. James UMC, load items into a moving truck, and then go to the storage location to unload. Sign up in the lobby!