Someone is casting out demons in Jesus’ name who isn’t part of Jesus’ own circle, and the disciples want him stopped. They appeal to Jesus, as Joshua did to Moses about the elders who prophesied without official authorization. Like Moses, Jesus refuses to see this as a threat. Jesus welcomes good being done in his name, even when it is not under his control. The circle we form around Jesus’ word must be able to value good being done in ways we wouldn’t do it, by people we can’t keep tabs on.
Readings: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29, Psalm 19:7-14, James 5:13-20, Mark 9:38-50
The Bridge will have a couple of guests in our community center for the next couple months. Their names are Dao Nguyen and Elise Cowin. They are recent graduates of the MFA performance program at SAIC, and are on internships related to the IN TIME>16 Performance festival. Be sure to say hi! If you have any questions ask Rene or Kestutis!
The flier for the anniversary celebration is below. There are three things we currently need for the event: 1 - If you know a business or organization who would want to sponsor the event or donate a raffle prize, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or share this link. 2 - We also need volunteers to help the day of the event and for tasks such as distributing fliers, picking up donations, and decorating. There is a sign up sheet in the kitchen. 3 - We need to know where to send the invites! If you know former members, friends, or students we would like to have their address or email to invite them to the anniversary.
St Francis Sunday!
October 4, the Blessing of the Pets, Baptism of Louisa Wind Holmes, and guest preacher, Rachel Wind. Worship at 10:30.