Reformation, Confirmation and More!

Saturday: 6:00 PM, Sunday: 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM

25, October, 2016Posted by :WorshipMusic

Do you remember that old Mac Davis song?

Oh, Lord, it’s hard to be humble,
When you’re perfect in every way,
I can’t wait to look in the mirror,
‘Cause I get better looking each day.

To know me is to love me,
I must be a hell of a man,
Oh, Lord, it’s hard to be humble,
But I’m doing the best that I can.

The song makes us laugh, but it reminds us that the way of humility is indeed hard. Just ask the Pharisee in Jesus’ parable this past Sunday (Matthew 18:9-14). He proudly extols his own virtues and then looks at the tax collector, praying at a distance, and thanks God that he is not like him.  Yes, humility is hard, but it is essential as we live as Jesus’ disciples in the world today where self-righteousness and the judgement of others seem pandemic.  Humility is the antidote to the myth of perfectionism that traps so many of us. Humility is the gift that reminds us that we are justified by God’s grace alone, through the gift of faith alone, and by the merit of Christ’s alone, apart from any illusion of righteousness on our own part.

 

Walk humbly, speak humbly, and act humbly in the week to come and see how the Spirit might work in your life and in the lives of others.  Speaking of Spirit working in people, please keep our young confirmands in your prayers as they are Confirmed this Sunday at the 8:30 worship service:  Hannah Tatro, Josh Mason, Jacob Mason and Ellie Hall.

 

Blessings, Pastor Mark

 

P.S. Don’t miss our Reformation Book Fair this weekend in the Narthex before and after worship, just like Pastor Shelly said, “It’s like a Scholastic Book Fair for Lutherans!” Books and Resources for all ages will be featured at reduced costs from the ELCA church publishing house, Augsburg Fortress. Come and check it out!  

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