Thoughts: Throughout history, people have been known by a defining word. A long ago king of England was called Ethelred the Unready. Another king was Edward the Confessor. Russian czars include Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great. One of Jesus’ disciples was Simon the Zealot.
In today’s scripture we read about Blind Bartimaeus. Assuredly, this was not the way he wished to be known. When he knew Jesus was passing by, he called out to him. “Thy faith hath made thee whole,” Jesus told Bartimaeus and restored his sight.
Blind Bartimaeus became Blessed Bartimaeus.
Discussion: What defining term would you like to have attached to your name?
Activity: With loving care, commend other people on their shining moments. ”You are always so kind.” “You make the best muffins.” “You are so faithful in your care of our church flowers and shrubs.”
Remember in prayer this week Connie Gill, Vivian Hansard, Sylvia and Wallace Peacock, Wanda Payne and Jim Kuszmaul’s granddaughter and Barbara Strozynski’s niece, Sarah.
Rummage Sale week is underway. Help is still needed. Come on Friday to help with our shoppers from 9 – 5. Saturday we need help from 9 until noon and then from noon until 3 for clean-up.
Sunday is Trick or Trunk from 2 – 4pm. Come and bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends.
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