Dear Friends in Christ-

posted Feb 13, 2017, 3:00 PM by Shannon Vietmeier
Yesterday morning, we heard the parable of the Prodigal Son with fresh ears and a new perspective. Recently, I read a book by Kenneth Bailey in which he reads the stories of Scripture through the lens of Middle Eastern peasant culture which speaks to the scandal of the prodigal son's request, the father's outlandish behavior, and the indignation of the older brother. 

It was a powerful morning as we confessed our own sin and shortcomings, heard of our heavenly Father's mercy running after us, and shared in Holy Communion - a foretaste of the feast to come. I pray our house of worship continues to be a place where God's unconditional, undeserved grace is proclaimed and experienced in our fellowship around God's Word. 

Blessings on your week - 
Pastor Culynn

To prepare for worship-you are invited to read:
Matthew 14:22-33