The gospel for this Sunday contains two stories of conflict between Jesus and religious leaders. In the first, he and his followers have been seen picking and eating grain on the sabbath, a violation of the fourth commandment. Later the same day Jesus heals a man with a disabled arm. As if that weren’t bad enough, he does it in the synagogue! The Pharisees cannot see beyond the breaking of the rules that Jesus seems to take so lightly. Their anger and frustration lead them to plan and plot a far greater evil than the one they believe he has committed. The text for Jonathan’s sermon – “Right Place, Wrong Time – is Mark 2:23-3:6.
It is the first Sunday of the month, so we will gather to celebrate communion, a meal of grace and hope to which all are welcome, without reservation.
Plus one very important note! The parking lot next to the sanctuary is being prepared for the arrival of portable classrooms early on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Parking will not be available there on Sunday, though it may be possible to walk through. Please plan ahead and anticipate that there will be bumps in the road – possibly literally! We have posted a project overview (with plans and
renderings) and a construction update page on the church website at rhumc.org. If you would like to receive regular email updates on
our progress, please visit https://rhumc.org/construction-updates/subscribe/ to sign up.
See you at church!