May God’s blessings be upon you on this fair Sunday in February. The day dawned brisk but sunny in Chuckatuck – a wonderful day to gather for worship. Although we were “listing well to port” (the west side of the sanctuary) we had a well attended and responsive congregation this morning. It was a day of celebration and the inquiry into our story as God’s church on the pond in Chuckatuck. We pray that the remainder of your Epiphany time journey is rewarding and brings strength and energy to your Lenten journey.

As we gathered for worship we considered what we; individually, communally, and as a faith; had to offer to society. We heard Isaiah remind us that we did, in fact know (at our heart) what was good and proper in God’s eyes – caring for the marginalized and fighting injustice in God’s world. Paul reminded us that we need to start simply, to tell the story of our faith in understandable terms, before we delve into the intricacies of a life of faith. Matthew continued the discussion of the Beatitudes and reminds us that we need to be salt and light. As we reflected on these readings we heard the question of our mission in the world and reminded ourselves that without hope we have nothing. With God, we have hope.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 112:1-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20

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