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The Ronald McDonald House

food donations will be brought to the front of the sanctuary as an offering during the Worship Service. You can bring food donations to be included in this procession and put them in the Ronald McDonald House food barrel in the narthex. See the attached article for more details and a list of food the House has requested. Cash donations for stocking the pantry are always welcome as well. Worship Service, November 18, 10:50 a.m.

Join us for our annual

Candlelight Christmas Concert

Friday, Dec 15 at 7:30pm

Music and Musical Opportunities

October 20, 2017

Loving Those Who Cannot be Fixed

Speaker: John McLarty

Audio Recording:

It’s great pleasure to fix something for people. To change a tire for someone stranded on the side of a remote highway. To lend money to a friend who left home without a wallet. To perform a surgery that restores function to a joint. To help someone learn an exercise that relieves pain and improves performance. To give someone medicine that cures an illness. In the Gospel all who ask (and some who do not ask) are cured. The lame begin to walk. The blind recover their sight. Even the dead rise to live again. No one copes with incurable pain, irremediable mental illness or disability, or inexorable aging. So, what can we learn from the Gospel stories about a holy response to people in our world with maladies that cannot be fixed? Hint: In the Gospel, the only person whose plea was refused was the Son of God.

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