Thoughts: Widows and lepers are frequently mentioned in the Bible. No one wanted to be a widow or a leper. Biblical widows were neither bewitching nor wealthy. Lepers were pariahs.
But Jesus cited the widow of Shunam and Naaman the leper from Syria as examples of people whom the prophet Elisha chose to help. Jesus reminded the skeptical people of Nazareth that there were many widows and many lepers, but Elisha chose the Shunammite widow’s only son from the dead, and to cleanse Naaman from his leprosy.
Remember, Jesus told his frowning audience what God can do. “Surely, the presence of the Lord is in this place.”
Discussion: What wonderful changes have you witnessed in the lives of people you know?
Activity: Make one over-and-above gesture every day to sweeten someone’s life.
Remember in prayer this week Judy Conley, Connie Gill, Vivian Hansard, Fred Laws, Norma Price and Chuck Tincknell
This Sunday is Music Sunday with bells and choirs and violin. You won’t want to miss it. It’s also NoisySunday so don’t forget to bring your change. Paper money will also be accepted.
The HealthPros will be in the CLC to take your blood pressure this Sunday.
This Sunday is our first PickleBall party. Come and see what it’s all about. All ages are welcome from 4-6pm.
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UNITED METHODIST SPECIAL SUNDAYS:
These are the days that our worldwide United Methodist churches take offerings for special projects for our worldwide church.