O Lord our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!-
you whose glory is chanted above the heavens
out of the mouths of infants and children;
you have set up a fortress against your enemies. Psalm 8:1
Sunday is a day to celebrate children and animals, and to remember our dear friend Ruth Forinash. The readings for the day illustrate the central paradoxes of the Christian faith: God is present in what looks like absence, wisdom is heard in foolish rituals, strength is shown in the weakest bodies, light shines within darkness, etc. Authentic Christian teaching tries to capture these mysteries “of the cross”. Children and animals–who are not even allowed into the most important places of the world, the halls of power, the corporate boardrooms, offices of the wealthy—are among the greatest in the kingdom of God. I’m not making this up. It’s what Jesus said. We’ll think about it on Sunday as we hear a Gospel about Jesus welcoming children, as we remember Ruth, as we bless our pets at 11 am.
The choir practices at 8:45 am.
Bring paper goods or any other nonperishable for the Wayland Food Pantry.
Blessing of the animals at 11 am.
Family Promise Training Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 pm.