At the rich man’s gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table. Luke 16:20
Sunday we hear another of Jesus’ stories from Luke; this one is about the rich man and Lazarus. The story is full of sensuous detail. Our faith so often seems like a set of belief-assertions that we play around with in our heads. In fact our faith is joined to the five human senses. This Gospel story is a good way into a discussion of the Christian faith spoken, smelled, heard, seen and felt. We’ll sharpen our senses on Sunday and be aware of the spirit of God in the world, calling us to faith through the things of the world.
Choir breakfast at 8 am. The choir rehearses at the normal time of 8:45. New singers are always welcome. Singing in the choir can be a spiritual therapy for the singers as well as an offering in worship. Singing and dancing are the two purely sensuous expressions of praise. When we sing and dance we turn our bodies into instruments of praise for everyone to hear and see.
We have turned to fall. To mark that change, our entrance rite will be outdoors on the bluestone walk that divides the sides of the Peace garden.
Faith formation for our young people at 11 am, following coffee.
Prayer ministry at 11 am. Everyone is invited into the prayer group.
Bring in paper goods for the Wayland Food Pantry. Thank you to those of you who filled up the basket these past weeks.
The baptism of Charles Goodhue III next Sunday, October 2.
Blessing of the Animals next Sunday, October 2. Bring your pets to church.