The Old Testament Lesson This Sunday: Jeremiah 2:4-13
Be appalled, O heavens, at this, be shocked, be utterly desolate, says the Lord, for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and dug out cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that can hold no water.
When I was growing up, our water came from a well. We felt very fortunate, because our well was deep and never ran dry. Others in our little village had to re-dig their wells, but not us. That well provided excellent and good tasting water. If it ran dry, we would have a hard time.
Yet in our Old Testament lesson today we hear strong words from Jeremiah. The people forgot all God did for them. They were relying upon themselves. God was the fountain of living water, but the people had forsaken this water and had dug their own wells. The wells were cracked and held no water.
We may not use wells for water that often anymore, but we sure do get to places in our lives where we rely totally upon ourselves. We forget all God has done for us. We think we made our lives happen all by ourselves. We forsake the living water for lives that hold no water….for lives that are cracked and broken.
Come to St. John’s this Sunday. Be with the living water present in the meeting of our community and in our worship together. If you cannot be there (I know it is a holiday weekend), then remember to say a prayer at 11am as we meet. Drink in the fountain of living water…
Pray for the Repose of the Soul of Ed VanGorder
This week we pray for the repose of the soul of Ed VanGorder, a beloved member of St. John’s. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Also pray for June and his family members who will greatly miss him. http://www.clarklegacycenter.com/obits/obituaries.php/obitID/127572/obit/Edward-Ed-VanGorder
Saturday Pow-Wow – 4116 Cumberland Falls Highway, Corbin
We will hand out water to those attending the Pow-Wow this Saturday. Gates open at 10am and we plan to be there from 10am – 3pm. Come for a little while or the whole day. You can find more information at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=547034085345676&set=a.378602665522153.77409.105330736182682&type=1&theater
Saturday Work Day at St. John’s
The work day will begin at 9am. Come ready to garden and work on the grounds.
Pot Luck This Sunday
A reminder we will have our pot luck this Sunday.
Would you like to be baptized, confirmed or received into the Episcopal church?
Bishop Hahn will make his annual visit to St. John’s on Sunday, October 20. If you would like to be baptized, confirmed or received into the Episcopal church, please let me know so we can schedule the appropriate classes.
Christian Formation for children and adults begins October 6
Children are invited to participate in the Godly Play program. Look for more information on the Adult Formation classes.
Volunteers Needed for Christian Formation
Is God calling you to service in the spiritual direction of children? If so, see Anne Day Davis about assisting with the Godly Play classes for children.
If you are being called to assist adults, see Rebecca.
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Blessings on the remainder of your week….