Greetings from the revenge of Summer in Chuckatuck. October is just around the corner and it feels (and looks) like July outside. Haze, humidity, and general YUCK! But we celebrated in worship today none the less. It was a blessing to share space at God’s table and to fellowship over a lunch, pasta casserole, bread, salad, and angel food cake (what else?). May your journey into October be a blessing.

Our lessons today helped continue the discussion about change and asking ourselves where we go from here. We also heard about using the things we have, not to hoard but to serve God (the love of money is A root of many evils). Our Timothy passage reminds us that having a lot doesn’t always solve problems, often it only delays them. The gospel took a look at Lazarus and the rich man – the way we treat others should be enough to change the minds of those closest to us. Last, Jeremiah was offered the change to redeem his family’s heritage; he did so. Not just for the present but for the future that lies ahead. We are benefactors of the confidence shown by Jeremiah – God is leading us to a place where we will recognize our redemption.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31

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