In our gospel this week Jesus experiences a dramatic response to his healing work in Galilee. Many people have heard what he has done and come out to see him – especially those who are struggling and sick. The house where they are staying is surrounded. Through the evening he cures people from all kinds of illness. When the early morning comes he goes out by himself to find a place to pray. But the disciples won’t leave him alone. Too many people need him. His popularity is peaking, but it seems that Jesus has other plans for the future. The text for Jonathan’s sermon is Mark 1:29-39, “Getting Jesus”.
It is the first Sunday of February, so we will share in the celebration of communion, the meal of grace that we know as the Lord’s Supper. All are welcome at God’s table, without reservation.
Those looking for something to do other than watch the Super Bowl will be glad to know that 3rd service will be taking place at its regular time, about 15 minutes before kick-off. And unlike the half-time show, our music really is live!
See you at church!