OSE – Easter 6, 2017
Unknown, Yet Revealing God
In a Peanuts comic strip, Linus listens attentively as his sister Lucy tells him about her potential as an evangelist. She says to Linus: “I would have made a good evangelist. Do you know that kid who sits behind me at school? I convinced him that my religion is better than his religion.” Linus asks, “How did you do that?” Lucy’s replied, “I hit him with my lunch box!”
On Sunday, Pastor Shelly unpacked the story of the Apostle Paul speaking to the Athenians in front of the Areopagus. Unlike Lucy, Paul shared his faith by beginning with a compliment and offered respect to those who gathered to listen. We can learn a lot from Paul as we encounter the beautiful diversity of our world today. Respect and kindness are needed as we live into God’s command of love and as we share how that love has become manifest for all the world through the life, death, and resurrection the Jesus.
Thank you for the ways in which you respectfully, kindly, and intentionally share your faith in Jesus each day!
At Sunday’s Semi Annual Congregational Meeting, we rejoiced in the ways we respectfully, kindly, and intentionally partner in ministry as the family of Our Savior Lutheran Church. If you were unable to attend, consider watching a special message from our Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Elizabeth Eaton. (Ryan… can you add the link here!!!!!) We are thankful that the growing generosity of our offerings to date have us in a positive position as we approach our summer months. We also heard about the need to replace our congregation’s columbarium due to defective materials that are no longer repairable. As plans are finalized and shared with the congregation for approval, we look forward to faithfully and respectfully continuing this important ministry for generations to come.
Please remember, this weekend begins our summer worship schedule. Saturday evening, 6pm, and ONE SUNDAY SERVICE at 9:30am. And this weekend, we joyfully will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Baptism both on Saturday and Sunday!
Christ is risen, Pastor Mark