Author Madeleine L’Engle observed, “There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the Incarnation.” In Jesus, the grace of God comes to us in transparent friendship. As we celebrate World Communion Sunday this weekend, we welcome the opportunity to receive the sacred in full healing power. We need not scale the peaks of heaven, for God is as close to us as the bread we eat, the grape juice we drink, and the air we breathe. Praise God!
Our Handbell Choir will invite us to worship this Sunday as we join congregations the world over in communion and joy. Before we gather for Sunday worship, though, I invite you to join me Friday night, 6:30 pm, UMCA, for a Bible Study on Matthew. On Saturday (9/30), Calvary UMC will gather once again at the 59 Sabattus Street (Lewiston) location for a church conference vote on selling the Calvary church building. All members have vote. The church conference will begin at 2 pm, but we invite you to come early (1 pm) for a soup/bread fellowship luncheon.
On Saturday, October 7th, all men of the parish are invited to our monthly breakfast (7:30 am, UMCA). The Auburn Rotary Club will also be holding a yard sale that day in the UMCA parking lot. There will also be a clothing distribution at the Auburn Public Library for any who may be in need.
You are a blessing to me,
Pastor Steve Bascom