Ministry Updates for Tuesday, October 6th, 2020


Worship – October 11th, 9:30am Facebook Live, 11:00am In-Person

Please consider joining us in person. But please honor your own level of comfort given your understanding of the risks of the pandemic and your personal health.

 In-Person Worship Reservation for 11:00am Service

We need to have certain restrictions on our gathering for worship, including a reservation system. Most of the details you need will be on the form at this link The system will close at noon on Thursday. Please contact the church if you have any other questions regarding in-person worship.

 Scripture – Matthew 8:8-9

The centurion answered, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority…

 Reflection – Jesus Like Us

Yesterday we focused on the ‘I am not worthy’ response to get in touch with the grandeur of God. But we said our response (like the Centurions) does not stop there.

 The centurion was praised for his faith. One of the things he said to Jesus was, ‘I also am a man under authority.’ He meant; I take orders too. You take them from God, I take them from my superiors. He was making a connection between himself and Jesus.

 Can we see how Jesus experienced life as we do; in the company of friends, being undermined by others, concerned over an illness of the relative of someone close (Peter’s mother-in-law), being rejected in his hometown, betrayed by one of his followers, weeping at a close friends death?

 Is there a situation where you feel like you are all alone? Have you ever felt no one could understand? Have you ever felt like the pain is too great? Or have you simply wondered if Jesus enjoyed a sunset just like you do?

 God so loved the world that he sent his only son. God did not need that. We did. Jesus is our sibling, our friend, our co-worker, our family. He knows the road we walk because he walked it too. We are not abandoned by God. He is with you and with me.


God with us, Immanuel, we take in the stories of Jesus and we begin to understand you know what it is like to be human. In our pain, in our difficulty, in our loneliness, in any moment where life just feels too hard, in faith we know you have felt this pain too. Sometimes this understanding is all we need to get through the day, so for this we give you thanks. Amen.