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Dear Members and Friend of St Luke,
We continue praying the psalms this Lenten season. This Sunday we hear perhaps the best known psalm of all; Psalm 23. One of the commentaries I read suggested that a smart preacher would simply read the psalm and then sit down. Apparently, I’m not that smart.
The psalm is given the title “A Psalm of Trust,” but it’s so much more. While we most commonly hear it at memorial services, it is more than a psalm for the grieving, and it is more then a psalm for someone who has just died. It is a psalm to be fully experienced in trust and thanksgiving and affirmation. This psalm is enormously difficult to talk about not only because of how often we hear it, but also because of the depth of the experience behind it. I imagine it was written by someone who has been around the block a few times and has experienced the enormity of God’s grace, which at the end of the day is a pure gift. And this psalm, the more I pray it, the more I experience the psalm as a pure gift.
I encourage all of you to join me in praying this psalm.
I’d like to invite anyone interested to a gathering after worship this Sunday. There is no commitment to membership by attending. If you’d like to learn more about the history of St Luke, the Presbyterian denomination and the Reformed faith, please come. There will also be time for me to learn more about each of you, your faith backgrounds and what brought you to St Luke.
I realize that some of you have been coming only a very short time and others quite a long time; that’s why the class is only an inquiry. If you’re unable to make it, no worries, there will be more of these in the future.
Yours in Christ,
If you would like your prayers listed in the bulletin & in the weekly email to Members & Friends of St. Luke, email or call Joanne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-454-2705. Or fill out a prayer request card located in the pew and place it in the offering plate.
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