Friday, June 26, 2015
Sunday June 28, 2015 at St John's, Sandwich
This Coming Sunday~June 28, 2015
The Healing Ministry of St John’s
The healing ministry at St. John’s has played a long and significant role in our history together. This ministry has fallen by the wayside in recent months and it is time for us to restore it to our regular worship schedule.
This coming Sunday, June 28th directly following the 10am service, I would like to call for a meeting of those interested in restoring the healing ministry to our liturgical life. Please meet with me and Deacon Dan in the church at around 11:30.
We will talk particulars then as to how we would like to implement this important ministry to our regular worship life.
This Sunday’s Readings
The First Lesson: “How the Mighty Have Fallen” ~2 Samuel 1:1,17-27
The First Lesson this Sunday is David’s Lamentation over Saul. This poetic expression of grief takes a positive view of Saul in contrast to the harshly negative material we read in parts of 1 Samuel.
The Psalm: “Out of the depths have I cried out to You O Lord” ~Psalm 130
This is another beautiful lamentation at a time of personal difficulty and calamity. It is one of the Psalms suggested for a funeral. The words come deep from within the sorrowful soul.
The Epistle: “It is a question of a fair balance between your present abundance and their need” ~2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Here is an interesting Stewardship Appeal at the time of the early church where a church in need in Jerusalem and a church with abundance in Corinth stand together in solidarity. The Apostle Paul commends and encourages the generosity of the heart and soul of the church.
The Gospel: “Little girl, get up” ~Mark 5:21-43
In one of the more moving stories in the Gospel, a leader of the Synagogue pleads with Jesus to heal his daughter. By the time Jesus gets to her she is already dead. But, given the power of Christ over sin and death, the girl is brought to life again and all filled