Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Readings for March 18, 25, and April 1

Hello Everyone,

My father was in the hospital this weekend due to an infection. After consultation with doctors and providers, my mother and sister decided, and I concur, that the best place for Dad right now was in hospice care. Yesterday, he was moved back to the nursing home where he was staying but instead of being under rehabilitative care he is now under hospice care. The doctors believe that he has a couple of weeks to live. I will be flying to Boise next Monday and will be gone for at least a couple of weeks.

As a result, the following scheduled items will be changed:

*Wednesday Lenten Services – We will have our final service tomorrow night, March 14. The services on March 21 and 28 are cancelled.

*Bible Study on Wednesday afternoon – Bible Study tomorrow ( #4 for GE and #3 for PUC). PUC study on the 21st is cancelled.

*Sunday worship on March 25 and April 1 will be led by pulpit supply (which I am working on finding)

I hope to be back to Minnesota during Holy Week so that I can celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter with you.

Here are the Scripture Lessons for the next several weeks without comment.

Wednesday, March 14
Matthew 6:1-24, and we may finish out the Sermon on the Mount with 6:25-7:29

Sunday, March 18 (Baptisms at both churches have been postponed due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts within the families)
Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21

Sunday, March 25
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:1-12
Hebrews 5:5-10
John 12:20-33

Sunday, April 1 – Palm and Passion Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms
Mark 11:1-11
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Liturgy of the Passion
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 14:1-15:47

Have a great couple of weeks as you prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Peace in Christ,
Pastor Gary Taylor

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