“The one who had much did not have too much,and the one who had little did not have too little.” (II Corinthians 8:15)
Paul is paraphrasing from Exodus 16:18, a passage that describes how God provided the Israelites with quail and manna in the desert. Within the context of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians advocating for a collection of relief for Jerusalem it sounds quite utopian. Today we can look around and see those with much who seem never to have enough, and those with little to have almost nothing at all. The selection from Paul’s letter should challenge us to be concerned about the distribution of wealth in our society and work toward this utopian ideal of adequate distribution of resources.
News & Notes
Pastoral Needs: If a pastoral need arises, please call the church office at 606-528-1659 and leave a message. Voicemail messages will automatically be forwarded to a member of the vestry who can arrange pastoral care. You may also contact the senior warden, Bruce W. Cory, by phone at 440-227-0035 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday and next Sunday: We will be having a service of morning prayer. Jeff Davis will lead the service and Bruce W. Cory will preach.
Pot Luck Sunday: This Sunday is our monthly pot luck. Bring a dish or drink to share. And all are welcome! Plan to fellowship with each other.
Adult Forum: Each Sunday through July we continue a summer series on the Gospel of Mark.
Al-Anon Family Group: An Al-Anon Family Group will meet in St. John’s Parish Hall on Tuesdays from 7-8pm.
Wednesday Fellowship: Gather at 6pm on Wednesday evenings for a service and fellowship.
Family Game Night: The next Family Game Night will be a family movie night, possibly outdoors, 6:30-8:30pm, June 26. Bring your favorite snacks and drinks.
The installation of the Rev. Lisa René Eye: The Presbytery of Transylvania and Corbin Presbyterian Church invite you to the service of worship installing the Rev. Lisa René Eye as Pastor June 28 at 4:00 pm at Corbin Presbyterian Church, 601 Master St., Corbin, KY.
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