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Lord of all the worlds, guide this nation by your Spirit to go forward in justice and freedom. Give to our people the blessings of well-being and harmony, but above all things give us faith in you, that our nation may bring glory to your name and blessings to all peoples, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
16When [Jesus] came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.
20And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
21Then he began to say to them,
Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.
22All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said,
Is not this Josephs son?
23He said to them,
Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb,
24And he said,
Doctor, cure yourself! And you will say,
Do here also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.
Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet's hometown.
25But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land;
26yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon.
27There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.
28When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage.
29They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff.
30But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.
P: The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
P: Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.
Recycling the emotion of Jealousy: Jealousy arises out of fear centering around self-love. It is a warning signal to help us recognize that comparison with someone else has gotten out of hand. It is unhealthy for us to measure our heart's worth as being inferior or superior to another. The most powerful way to release jealousy is to verbalize it with someone who loves you. Go to God, in prayer, telling God what you feel and why. Your words to God will be like tweezing a painful splinter from your finger. (Creation Justice Ministries)
Our Faith Community Nurse, Marilyn Nelson, has generously donated 175 masks of various sizes (men, women, children) and placed them in the narthex. They are tightly woven cotton fabric masks with soft elastic ear cords and also include a non-woven interfacing for extra protection and wire nose bridge for a better fit. They are freely offered to all members, just restricted to 1 to 2 per family member.
Did you know that memorials do not automatically go to the Charitable Trust? Only by designating the "Charitable Trust" as the recipient is the donation added to the fund for future OSLC needs.
The Mission committee is continuing to collect food that will be shared between Safe Harbor and the Midwest Food Bank. We are collecting the following items:
There is a box just inside the church entrance where you can deposit items. Please do not take items to Megan or Pastor Henrick's office.
In addition to collecting food for local food banks, the Mission Committee is collecting school supplies for Fairview School. They indicated the following as the most needed:
We are also collecting
Anyone wishing to donate can put in the church narthex in the same baskets as donated food. Any questions call Kay DeFrees or Pam Schwartzkopf.