THIS SUNDAY: November 10, 2019
In Worship @ 10am, in the sanctuary
"Behold! I am Doing a New Thing"
We live in a culture caught between the old and the new, between nostalgia for the "good old days" and near-constant pressure to be shiny, new and improved. Even Jesus says we can't put new wine into old wineskins. But perhaps in the church, we should be aiming not just for the old or the new but freshness, whatever is lively and life-giving; after all, there's plenty of Gospel to go around, and plenty of people who need to hear that good news.
Scripture Reading for the Day
Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “The wedding guests cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak, for the patch pulls away from the cloak, and a worse tear is made. Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; otherwise, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.”
After Worship @ 11:30am, in Linden Hall