Hi friends –
We’re quickly approaching our public “preseason” Sunday services (Lord’s Table). Details can be found in last week’s announcements here. The events for this week are as follows:
West Park Prayer to Action - Savor the Moment - 6:30 - 7:30 pm on Tuesday 2/19:
Over in West Park the Pantelemons are hosting a prayer time for anybody who wants to pray that the blessings of God's kingdom would be evident in West Park. It takes place at the coffee shop (Savor the Moment on Rocky River Drive). There WILL be prayer, there MIGHT be coffee. I may not live in West Park, but I’m fond of that place. I’ll be there if my schedule doesn’t correct me (i.e. if I’m forgetting a commitment that night).
Community Table - West Park - Hisey home (3847 W 146 St., Cleveland, OH) - 5:30 pm on Sunday 2/24:
Dinner starts at 6, but they’d love to see you early to chat, etc. Please bring a side or a beverage or a dessert and/or a friend. Please RSVP by noon on Sunday if you can so Steve and Destiny get a general head count to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is for neighbors and friends who they consider neighbors for purposes of getting them a spot at the table. Just a pot-luck party.
I was reading “Seeking God’s Face” (readings and prayers compiled by Philip F. Reinders). This was the reading for the day:
Mark 3:31-35 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.” “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
Following the reading is this beautiful prayer that I invite you to pray today:
Brother Jesus, out of the entire human race, from the beginning of time to this world’s dying seconds, you gather together the most unlikely people as a family. Politically left and right, rich and poor, crooks and commoners, adolescents and aged, skeptics and scholars, all united together as a family of faith in Jesus. In a world that struggles to live together with all our differences, make your church a beautiful display of created diversity and gospel unity. Amen. (HC 54)
Have a great week, my friends.