FATHER MARK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Prayer Requests: We will start including Prayers for healing in the Sunday Bulletin again, so until we are meeting in person, please email your prayer requests to Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org. The requests must emailed by Tuesday for them to be included in the Sunday Bulletin for that week. If receive after Tuesday, they will be added to the next Sunday Bulletin.
This Week’s Schedule May 3rd – May 9th
ALL IN-PERSON SERVICES SUSPENDED FOR NOW
SUNDAY’S 10 A.M. SERVICES WILL BE LIVE STREAMED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE – Saint Francis Episcopal Church
(Saint must be spelled out, do not abbreviate)
If you do not have Facebook, you can go to our website www.saintf.org
The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 30th, 2020
John 8:7 Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.
From the Archives: December 30, 1996
“What is original sin?” the twelve-year-old asked her grandfather. He replied, “It is something we all have in common. It is one of the things that hold us together.”
Grandfather’s definition of original sin was a way of saying what Jesus had in mind when he said, “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Jesus understood the destructive consequences of adultery just as much as the scribes and Pharisees. But when Jesus zeroed in on sin, it was not just the obvious sins that caught his attention.
Hard-heartedness is also a sin, because in its rush to condemn, it does not hear the message of mercy and forgiveness from the Savior. Jesus’ parting words to the woman—“neither do I condemn you”—are a reminder of just how forgiving is the God whom we meet in the Bible.
MOVING FORWARD: Do you have a Judas place in your heart? How does Jesus come and meet you in that place.
Read the contemporary reflection here.
PRAY for the Diocese of Kondoa (Tanzania)
Ps 37:1-18 * 37:19-42 | Exodus 20:1-21 | Colossians 1:24—2:7| Matthew 4:1-11
Gina’s Office Hours
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (work from home)
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (work from home)
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (work from home)