This week

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Worship Times: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Christian Education for Children, Youth & Adults: 9:30am

Rev. Erin WathenScripture: John 2:1-11

It's not an especially interesting story, and definitely not one they'll be making a movie about any time soon... But still, it's a story I've told more times than I can count, because it's a question that people in my line of work seem to get frequently: "How did you become a minister??" Or rather--what's really implied--WHY did you become a minister?

Thing is, as often as I've told this story, I don't think I've ever told it the same way twice. That doesn't mean any one variation is less true than another... It's just that so many moving parts and pieces made up the journey; and at different times in my life, some of those elements have seemed more significant than others. The bottom line is--there is never a quick answer to how we become who we are.

This Sunday, as we continue our sermon series on the gospel of John, Jesus performs that epic party trick that made him famous--he turns water into wine. He saves the wedding reception from becoming a social disaster, but more importantly, this is the moment that marks the beginning of his life in ministry. I always wonder how he remembered the significance of that moment later... How he told that story, and what parts he might have highlighted as he remembered each time.

But maybe what's more important is how WE tell it, now. And what it tells us about who we are, in Christ.

Come Sunday, and we'll think about who we are, and how we got here. We'll also talk about the miraculous transformations that can happen in our lives, and in our communities, when we are willing to be fully who God called us to be. Come and see.

Peace,
Erin
Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor

Also this Sunday:
• Tickets on Sale: for the January 28th Youth sponsored Talent Show & Chili Dinner
• Adult Education:
9:30 am in Friends Hall - more info on the Adult Education page.
• Journey with Mark Harmon: 4:00 pm, Room 202/203

Upcoming Events:
• Wise Women - January 11: More info on the Women's page.
• IHN Training - January 17:
more info on the Mission & Outreach page
• Interfaith Brunch Series - January 27 - Save the Date!
• All-Church Talent Show - January 28:
More information HERE
• Annual Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner - February 13:
Save the Date!
• Ash Wednesday - February 14: More info soon.

On-Going Events:
• Grief Group - meets the first Sunday of the month, led by Jody Gyulay, 11:45am, Room 102
• Mission & Outreach Opportunities:
check the MISSION & OUTREACH page for more information.
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology): Opportunities & events on the SAGE Page.
• Bible Study - January 9 & 23: Friends Hall, 7:00-8:30 pm


Previous Sermons:
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Celebrating our diversity, rejoicing in our unity, we welcome and affirm all children of God of any color, class, sexual orientation, age, gender, ability, or thought.

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