The ten lepers were made clean. One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. Luke 17:15
Before meals, at the beginning and at the end of the day, Christian tradition and teaching recommends prayers of thanks. This is the basic Christian interplay: God gives. We receive the gifts of God, and return thanks. So when Christians are aware of the goodness of life, the mystery and wonder of it, their faith calls them to songs of praise and acts of thanksgiving.
Last Sunday we had a baptism at Peace. In the sermon that day I talked about the gifts that come to us in Christian baptism. In his Small Catechism Martin Luther wrote, Baptism brings forgiveness of sins and eternal life to those who believe. The proper response to forgiveness is to say thank-you. The proper response to the gift of life is to turn that life into praise.
Praise and thanksgiving, praise and thanksgiving, the heartbeat of Christian devotion.
The choir rehearses at 8:45 am.
Bring in canned goods for the Wayland Food Pantry.
Intern Allen Simon comes out from Cambridge every week. He needs rides from Alewife and Lincoln. Thanks to those of you who have already volunteered to help.
The council will not meet on Columbus Day. the October meeting of the council is Monday, October 17 at 7:30 pm.
All members of the church are challenged to invite someone to church this month. Small invitation cards are available on the table in the rear of the church. Whom should I invite? Well, Invite a person like you, or a family like your family. Invite a family member, a neighbor, a friend.