Has anyone told you what you should be doing? Has anyone told you how you should be? Well, I would have to say far too often that others have told me what I should be doing or how I should be behaving. In our scripture text for this coming Sunday, Jesus is doing just this in the BE-ATTITUDES. However, I do not resent being told by Yeshua (Jesus’ name in Aramaic) on how I should be in this world as I do with others. Jesus is not only an authority on how to be in this world, Yeshua is the Master on how to live and move and have our being. The Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12 offer the followers of Jesus the abundant life spoken of in John 10:10: “I came that they might have life and have it abundantly.” Join us this Sunday in person or online for a service focused on who we are called to be and what we are called to do in this world. Grace & peace, Matthias
Thinking all is lost after the crucifixion, some of the disciples go fishing on the Sea of Tiberius-a dismal, depressing fishing expedition. Hot, naked, and exhausted, the disciples try valiantly to return to the way things were before they met Jesus. Suddenly a voice from the shore (big rock thrown here): “Catchin’ anything?” “Nah,” they shout back, more depressed than ever. “Then try the other side of the boat!” the voice yells again. Peter stands up to see who this wise guy is. Wait-no, it can’t be-but, yes, it is: the Lord! Suddenly Peter can’t move fast enough. He leaps into the water, and swims to shore, leaving the others to haul in a miraculous catch. His faith grows three sizes in a matter of minutes. The boundaries of what he thinks God can do explode, and his love and gratitude for what God is doing in Jesus Christ, the Lord of Life, is simply too large to fit in the boat any more. -From The Godbearing Life by Kenda Creasy Dean and Ron Foster
WE ARE OPEN FOR WORSHIP.
The Governor has declared Phase II and we are open for business/worship at Aldersgate. We have modified the service, eliminated most physical contact and are social distancing and wearing masks during the services. There are a few more rules to keep everyone safe, but we have been open 3 Sundays now and are glad to be Home at Aldersgate for worship. Join us. Brad Belke