October is upon us and we begin the last leg of our journey in 2018. Maybe it is better to say that Augtober is upon us (August weather in October). A perfect storm again – lots of folks are out and about spending time with grandkids. But that doesn’t change the vigor of our Parish or the passion with which we worship. As the season turns we fix our vision on the places that God calls us to serve – whoever we are.

In worship, we heard the prologue to Job’s story and the second interaction with ha-satan (the accuser) and God. We also heard the writer of Hebrews remind his audience that the truth is found at their formation (and at the formation of all creation). Mark did speak about divorce and the children being welcome and critical to the life of believers. Interestingly, all the examples point to a different topic. We as a church are responsible for remembering what makes us who we are: the relationship we have with each other and our society. That is our challenge in the culture we live in.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Job 1:1, 2:1-10; Psalm 26; Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16

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