Sunday Morning Schedule
9:00am—9:45am Sunday School
10:00am Worship with Holy Communion
(Nursery Provided for infant through age 5)
Come as you are. We are liturgical but not formal.
You will hear everything from “Bach” to “Bluegrass.”
Next Bluegrass Mass” January 29
Know God, grow in faith, go and show God’s love to all the world!
Preparing for this Sunday: The 3rd Sunday After Epiphany
Matthew’s version of Jesus calling the disciples is the beloved story of Jesus calling brothers Andrew and Peter: “follow me!”
Next, seeking to diversify (?) his disciple base he calls ...two more brothers...AND two more fishermen! The skill of “fishing” must have been REALLY important to Jesus! Or not! In the Gospel of Matthew there are only 7 other mentions of fish or fishing in the Gospel.
For six of those mentions it might be helpful (but probably not critical) to know something about fish or commercial fishing to understand what Jesus is saying. But only ONE story involving “fish” would it actually require knowing how to fish. During a little “riff” about paying a temple tax (Matt 17:24-27) Jesus tells Peter: “….so that we do not give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook; take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a coin; take that and give it to them for you and me.” Maybe Jesus wasn’t calling these fishermen because they knew how to fish. Sundays and Seasons raises the possibility that, “Jesus calls followers and then uses what they already know.” Could you see Jesus using what “you already know” for the sake of the Kingdom of God?