This week’s lessons
First Lesson: Jonah 3:1-5, 10
The Response: Psalm 62:6-14 Nonne Deo?
The Epistle: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The Gospel: Mark 1:14-20
A message from Rev. Dave
Let us pray today for all those still wrestling with the virus. A seemingly unimaginable number of people have died struggling with this illness. Pray for strength and peace for those who have suffered loss, and strength for those of us who carry on. I also ask that you pray for the soul of Jaqueline Sandmo, who was buried this past week.
In a sobering conversation with the funeral home director after the service, he offered that the business is feeling a definite spike as we greet the results of this most recent surge. Pray for those who work to help with this final step in remembering those who have passed. And, where I really should not have to say this at this point – be sure you wear your mask – wash your hands – and stay distant from each other. I know it’s hard sometimes. But it is the best way through this.
I deeply regret to share the news that I am receiving instructions from the Bishop’s office regarding Ash Wednesday. The assumption at this point is that we will still not be able to gather at that point. We are still under a “strong advisement” not to gather at all, and I will not gather if there is a chance of anyone being at risk. Planning ahead, I am giving some thought to an online service as an option for some upcoming occasions. Would this work for you? Let me know what you think. I can always be reached at DPrentice[@]TrinityofWoburn[.com].
I’m also giving some thought to making “office hours” available again. Once a week, for limited times, a chance to share a cup of tea and some stories of our most recent fishing trips, perhaps. Let me know if there is any interest in this idea.
And remember, life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those we travel with. So be swift to love – make haste to be kind. And now go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Let’s go fishing.
Yours in Christ,