October comes to a close, fall appears to be entrenched in Chuckatuck and the rain keeps falling and falling. But we came together this morning as a celebration of community and reveled in the wonderfully kept church yard. Many thanks to all the folk who put hours in this past week trimming branches and raking leaves. We celebrated today with our All Saints’ potluck and a town hall meeting to discuss and learn about the state of the Sanctuary. There was a bit of pointed discussion and some tasks that lie ahead because of the meeting.

Our worship was informed by the story of Israel’s mediator – Moses as the people completed their wilderness journey. Moses and Israel had a confused relationship – Moses was loved and hated by Israel, Moses pushed back against God, and yet was identified as the best prophet who is without compare. Yet Moses’ story doesn’t stop there – Moses helps serve as the connection of Israel’s future with God’s providence in the past. By extension, Moses is our connection between our future and God’s providence in our past. How are you reminded of God’s providence, even in the midst of trouble and a long journey?

I invite your comments,

Readings: Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46

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