Michael Westmoreland and our choir have worked hard to prepare a special worship service via Zoom meeting for 5:00 p.m. today. If you want to attend, contact our host Margaret Couch via email (our members should have her address) and she will send you the link. If you are not a member and have my email, contact me and I will send the link to you after I receive it from Margaret.
As a part of the meeting, I am doing a presentation of my thoughts on our gospel lesson, Luke 24:13-35 which tells us about two disciples Celopas and an unnamed companion who meet Jesus on the Road that runs seven miles from Jerusalem to Emmaus.
Following the meeting, I will be publishing a short video that includes my thoughts on the texts, but lacks the music, and the fellowship of the Zoom meeting. The video will be shorter than the last, under 500 words. The very late Bishop Herbert Spaugh told me before his death in 1978 that in preparing his newspaper column he always put all he wanted to say in the first sentence, and then hit it with 475 words thereafter. I am trying to learn that.
I hope to see you at 5:00 p.m. I hope and pray that this will be a real Sabbath for you, not enforced, but enjoyed.
“O, Lord, our Lord, how majestic is you name in all the earth. Your glory above the heavens is chanted in the mouth of babes and infants.”
And (Mary) gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
Watch the Pastor’s Video Comments here.