The letter to the Ephesians was composed near the end of Paul’s life, possibly while he was imprisoned in Rome. It circulated widely among the churches of the day. The letter reminds us that new life in Christ is a gift of God’s grace. We do not earn or achieve our salvation. We receive it.
Our gospel text for Sunday contains John’s classic statement of the meaning of the incarnation. Jesus meets with Nicodemus, a leader of the Jewish community. He has questions for Jesus, whom he sees as a teacher come from God. But Jesus lets Nicodemus know that he is more than a teacher. He shares with him the purpose of his coming, which is to bring salvation to the world. Ephesians 2:1-10, and John 3:14-16 form the basis for Jonathan’s sermon, “Getting Involved.”
At 8:30 we will celebrate the baptisms of Jonah and Wesley Dexter, children of David and Michelle Dexter. They have been part of our church family for a couple of years now and we are excited to share with their family and friends on this special day!
It’s also time to “Spring Forward” into the start of Daylight Saving Time. Set your clocks ahead before going to sleep on Saturday night. And if you really want to be kind to yourself, go to bed an hour early!
After 3rd service, don’t forget Second Sunday Supper…
See you at church!