Widows are visible everywhere in today’s readings. Jesus denounces those scribes who pray impressive prayers but devour widows’ houses. He commends the poor widow who in his view gave far more than the major donors. Jesus doesn’t see her simply as an object of compassion or charity. She, like the widow of Zarephath who shares her last bit of food with Elijah, does something of great importance.
Readings: 1 Kings 17:8-16, Psalm 146, Hebrews 9:24-28, Mark 12:38-44
Thank you again to everyone who helped make our anniversary celebration a success! Thank you to all who gave socks for Socktober. And thank you to everyone who has given to our year end campaign or shared our appeal letter with others!
Below are some photos from Sunday from our Instagram page. There are more photos on Facebook. Everyone is encouraged to share any photos that they have taken using the hashtag #FT150. Or, just send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll take take of it!
The End of the Year is Near!
Can you help us reach our fundraising goals for 2015?
Nov 22 - Christ the King Sunday (Christian New Year) Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Day (And Community Meal) Nov 29 - December 24 - Advent Dec 6 -12:15PM - Annual Congregational Meeting Dec 24 - 7PM Candlelight Service, Lessons & Carols Dec 25 - 10:30 Christmas Day Worship & Brunch
* as part of our year-long 150th anniversary celebration we have invited the bishop and former pastors to preach