From the Pastor



I had a dear friend once tell me, “There are three major Sundays in the church year which need our special attention.” She went on to explain the three as being Christmas, Easter, and Mother’s Day (not necessarily in that order). I chuckled thinking she was just being facetious but she was serious.
Knowing how important Mother’s Day was in her church I kept my roaming thoughts to myself at the time. Upon reflection though, I want to ask have we forgotten about Ascension Sunday (which happens to be celebrated on Mother’s Day this year), what about Pentecost or the fact we are in the Easter Season for several weeks and not just one day. How about Baptism Sundays, Communion Sundays…and the list can go on and on.
I pray each Sunday, whether we have labeled it as an important Sunday or not still leaves a lasting imprint upon us. We might not get epiphanies every week but we are still being fed from the Word of God.
This reminds me of a story…
A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. ‘I’ve gone for 30 years now,’ he wrote, ‘and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the priests are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.’ This started a real controversy in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ column. Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: ‘I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this… They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!’
How ever we rank our Sundays in order of importance, may we make each Sunday a priority so we may continue to be spiritually alive!

Blessings,

Pastor Linda

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