FATHER MARK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
As many of you know Father Mark is out of town this week. He will update you with his announcements when he returns.
Thank you all for your patience!!
Did you know???? The Thursday Announcements are posted every week on our website, too? Just go to www.saintf.org , then click on “PARISH NEWS”.
So, if you misplace your email or lose the mailed copy, you can still access the information.
Christy Anderson September 10
Noah Moreno September 11
Ralph Anderson September 12
Greg Peterson September 12
Wanda Mueller September 13
Father Gary Young September 13
Emma Hergenreder September 15
Hannah Schillereff September 16
Prayer Requests: The prayer request sheet is still just outside the office in the church and is updated weekly. Anyone may still email your prayer requests to me at email@example.com. If you do not have email, just call the church and leave a message. Since, I am back in the office, the requests must be received on by Wednesday at the latest, for them to be included in the Sunday Bulletin for that week. If the request is received after Wednesday, they will be added to the next Sunday Bulletin. We will follow the same process and keep the names on for two weeks.
Once the prayer request is received, it is added to the prayer list and then I email the names to have them added to the Prayer Chain and to the Daughters of the King.
Daily Devotion for Thursday September 10, 2020
Rules for Relationships
The 5 Steps – Pause * Listen * Think * Pray * Go
breathe in, breathe out
God’s first language is silence
breathe in, breathe out
listen closely for the voice of God
When Joseph’s brothers realized that their father was now dead, they said, “What if Joseph bears a grudge against us, and wants to pay us back seriously for all of the terrible things we did to him?” So they approached Joseph and said, “Your father gave orders before he died, telling us, ‘This is what you should say to Joseph. “Please, forgive your brothers’ sins and misdeeds, for they did terrible things to you. Now, please forgive the sins of the servants of your father’s God.”’” Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
What would you do if you had the chance to get payback on someone who did something so hurtful you could not forget it? Forgiveness is one of the most difficult Christian acts to understand and do. When someone has embarrassed or bullied us, our culture tells us we should get even or at least “clap back.” If the offender is bigger, more powerful, or more popular we may hold our anger in our hearts and wish or even pray that they somehow get what we think they have coming to them.
Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt when he was a young boy. His life was extremely hard, but God’s love and care never left him. He rose to become the second most powerful person in the country. Now, without their father to protect them, his brothers fear that Joseph will seek revenge for what they did. It is time for a life lesson. What do you think it will be?
God, let me know what to do about those who have injured me and are trying to get away with it. I need the wisdom to make a choice that upholds my dignity and my rights. Let me be neither complicit by my silence nor vengeful in my actions. Amen.
I don’t feel no ways tired,
I come too far from where I started from.
Nobody told me that the road would be easy,
I don’t believe He brought me this far to leave me.
from “I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired” by Curtis Burrell (1978)
Gina’s Office Hours
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rev. Erin Rath
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