The Epistle

Weekly news from St. Paul's Waukegan
September 11, 2019

Taking Up the Cross

This week’s Gospel passage has two stories that many are familiar with, The Parable of the Lost Sheep and The Parable of the Lost Coin. In both of these stories, it can be easy to read them and see how God will always come after us, as a sheep or coin that has been lost. We will always be found.

I am even reminded of a song we sang at the Bible camp I worked at: I Just Wanna Be a Sheep . We see ourselves as sheep, following the good shepherd, even though we know we fail at times. There is joy in knowing that God will always find us.

And yet, the beauty of the Bible often comes in how we can find many messages in just one passage. This week we will think about how the man and woman in these parables are us at times, and how the lost sheep or lost coin in our own lives may be our relationship with God. When we take the time to seek out that relationship with God, oh what rejoicing there is in heaven!

What a great opportunity this week to ponder and give thanks for the many lessons every passage in the Bible has to teach us!

In Peace,
Intern Pastor Ashley
(she/her/hers)

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As you ponder this Sunday's Gospel reading, give some thought to joining the online discussion in Pastor Mark's Study on Facebook.

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Worships Assistants serve on Sundays and special services as the singer of the Kyrie and/or reading Bible passages and the prayers of the church. Any confirmed member of our congregation may serve in this role, and training is available. Contact Becky Ingram if you are interested in this ministry.

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