The readings for Sunday are: Psalm 14 (BCP p. 598); 2 Samuel 11:1-15; Ephesians 3:14-21; and the Gospel is John 6:1-21. Anna will be the Lector and Jane Jacobs is the Intercessor. Pam is the musician and I will lead worship and give the message. You will hear a version of the feeding of the 5,000 from the Gospel of John that will remind you of last week’s reading from the Gospel of Mark. When Rev. Tom began his sermon last Sunday telling about the feeding of the 5,000 my first thought was that he had used the wrong lectionary reading. It turned out he was using Mark’s version and I will be using John’s.
Bishop Jennifer Brooke-Davidson (the assistant bishop in our Diocese and the person tasked with overseeing the mission churches) has asked for a report from each of the churches concerning the impact of the pandemic on our church (especially financially) and what we plan to do with in-person activities through the end of this year. I was happy to report that we have remained healthy in most ways as a church family. Thank you for your faithful giving of your time, talent and resources which made it possible for me to give such a positive report.
The Vestry met last night and adopted the draft budget for next year that Paul presented. As a mission church we have to report to Bishop Jennifer and the CCM committee in many ways that a church that is “on its own” is not required to do. There are many hoops to jump through and it takes a lot of time. Special thanks to Paul for the time and effort that he put into creating the budget for 2022. We are fortunate that Titus House (our rental property) will have the same family in it for another year. Thank you, Vestry members, for your devotion to your position of leadership in caring for the church both physically and spiritually.
If you look at the passage from Ephesians you will read about “the breadth, length height and depth of the love of Christ.” Read it, receive it and share it as you go day to day. See you Sunday!