|“Grace, mercy, and peace are yours
from the God who seeks out the lost,
from the Holy Spirit who shows us how to be found,
and from the Son who knows this world that we get lost in. Amen.”
With that beautiful Trinitarian invocation, Pastor Shelly Satran invited us into her sermon this past Sunday after reading the Gospel which contained the parables of “the lost sheep” and “the lost coin.” (click here to listen in on worship) Why does it bother us so much to lose things? Losing our car keys, our phone, or even a green one-inch three binder can drive us crazy. So we search, and search, and search as if our lives depend upon it. Why? Could it be that our innate desire to search, our drive to find, mirrors the very nature of God in whose image we are created? And if we find delight in finding the simple everyday items we misplace, can we even begin to fathom the joy of heaven when lost souls are return to a right relationship with the Creator?
By the way, if you are feeling lost in any way, or if you just want to at least keep yourself pointed in the right direction, a good place to be found would be in bible study. Wednesday Morning Bible Study begins this week and gathers at 10:00am – 11:00am in rooms 4 and 5. Using the whole of scripture, come share in a discussion centered in the “Beatitudes” from Matthew’s gospel. How do we become the “blessed” of God as we live into Jesus’ teachings regarding the true happiness? Come open scripture and join the conversation.
Daily Discipleship, an Adult Sunday School class, begins this coming Sunday and gathers from 9:45am – 10:45am in the Quiet Room. Daily Discipleship is a lectionary Bible study based on the appointed Gospel reading for each Sunday. Whether you worship at the early or late service, this Sunday morning conversation can enhance the faith and fellowship of all who gather on the Lord’s Day.
-Pastor Mark and the Staff