This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time to remember and honor those who brought us into this life, as well as those who have loved us along the way. We’re celebrating with a Mother’s Day Brunch from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Wesley Hall. You can come to worship at 8:30 and stay for brunch, or come early and stay for 10 a.m. worship. Either way we’ll enjoy a variety of quiches, fresh fruit, baked goods, juice and coffee. After 3rd service it’s a special Second Sunday Supper, with El Pollo Loco chicken, rice & beans, salad and drink, also at no charge. We look forward to sharing a wonderful day together as a family of faith.
This week’s scripture describes Jesus’ departure from the disciples, forty days after Easter. He has come to them a number of times since his resurrection, working to help them understand what has happened. In his final conversation he tells them to wait in Jerusalem for the coming of the Spirit. They want to know if he will finally get around to fulfilling the hopes they had for the Messiah. Will he restore the nation? Will he establish justice and peace? When will it be? Jesus says that they do not get to know these things ahead of time. They are told simply to wait. They didn’t like it any more than we do. Acts 1:1-11 provides the text for Jonathan’s sermon, “Come Again?”