But the people thirsted there for water; Exodus 17:3
Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. John 4:13-14
Over half of adult bodies are composed of water. More than food, we must have water to survive. This Sunday we hear about God’s provision of water. In our Old Testament lesson, the Israelites are wandering in the desert, having escaped from their slavery, but finding no water. They are so uncomfortable, they talk about how they’d almost rather return to slavery. God provides them water at Meribah. God provides the physical necessary for life.
Yet, physical water is not enough as we see in our Gospel lesson from John. Jesus is resting in Samaria by Jacob’s Well. A Samaritan woman comes to draw water from the well and Jesus engages her in conversation, an unusual act in a number of ways we are told. Jesus tells the woman that he offers water that totally quenches the human thirst. Jesus offers us the essence of life. . . the way to live that we must have…that our souls require.
Blessings as you finish your week. Below is a photo from my visit to Jacob’s Well…
Next week, I will be in Corbin on Wednesday, March 26, and my Sabbath day will be Thursday, March 27. You can get a message to me by calling 859 -429-1659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Forum: This Sunday, March 23, at 10:15, and Wednesday, March 25, at 4:00, we continue our series on Living Compass Adult Faith and Wellness. The session is on The “j” curve principle: growth is never linear. You can find more information about the program, including the Living Compass Assessment at http://www.livingcompass.org/adult/program.html/
Pot Luck Sunday: Next Sunday, March 30, is our monthly pot luck. Bring a dish or drink to share. And all are welcome! Plan to fellowship with each other.
Assist with Holy Week and Easter Services: The Altar Guild invites you to attend a meeting, Saturday, April 5, 9am – Noon. Learn more about this important ministry and how you can assist. Extra assistance is needed for Holy Week.
Support the Diocesan Ministries online on April 9, as part of Kentucky Gives Day. Reading Camp, Cathedral Domain and St. Agnes’ House are participating in the Commonwealth-wide online giving day, Kentucky Gives. Go to http://kygives.razoo.com/story/Episcopal-Diocese-Of-Lexington and give to one or to all three ministries.
Belk Charity Sales Day, Saturday, May 3, 6:00-10:00am. Purchase $5 tickets from our ECW, which allow you entrance to the sale and $5 off your purchase. We are trying to sell 100 tickets, which provides $500 for the church and tremendous savings for you!
We’re buying goats! The Lazarus at the Gates Adult Forum study has prompted us to purchase goats through Episcopal Relief and Development for families in the Philippines. Goats provide milk, cheese, and manure for farming. Donations towards the $80 purchase of each goat can be made through the goat bank in the parish hall or in the offering plate clearly marked ERD goat project.
Serving Our Neighbors – See baskets in the parlor.
Everlasting Arms, Corbin’s shelter for people who are homeless, is in need of men’s and women’s razors, gloves, deodorant and socks.
The Food Pantry at Corbin Presbyterian Church is always in need of nonperishable food items. Vegetables are especially appreciated.
Flowers for the altar: Donations for flowers for the altar are accepted for any Sunday of the year. Please place your donation in the envelope, marking whether they are in honor of or in memory of someone.
United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.
If you need a UTO box, please see Rebecca.
Hymn Selection Group If you’d like to choose hymns for services, join this group. You will choose hymns for an upcoming service and then meet with the entire group to confirm the final selections. See Billy Hibbitts if you are interested.
Would you like to write Prayers of the People? If you are interested in writing these prayers (there are resources that can help with this task), please let Rebecca know by phone or email email@example.com.
Are you interested in assisting with the Sunday service? Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Crucifers, Altar Guild Members and choir members are all important for each Sunday service. If you’re interested in serving, please let Rebecca know by phone 859-429-1659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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