Scripture For This Week: Luke 5.12-16
The first requirement of soul tending is listening……listening for the heartbeat of God. Communal discernment – what God wants for our church – involves listening for the One true voice, as well as learning to distinguish that voice from all the other voices that clamor for attention in our world. Making space for silence so that we can give our full attention to God – like Jesus in today’s Gospel lesson – is vital for our holy listening. Jesus worked hard to give himself time apart for prayer. Though scripture does not offer percentages, about 90% of Jesus’ prayer time seems to be his listening to God!
As part of the St. Lucas virtual worship service this weekend, all will be invited to participate in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. In preparation for watching the service – and only if you desire to do this – please have something solid to break and eat and something liquid to drink close at hand. At the appropriate time, Pastor Bill and Pastor Kelly will extend an invitation to break and eat the solid element and drink the liquid element, and we will commune “together”. While the form of our worship is evolving some in these days of Coronavirus, the depth of God’s love for us is constant and worthy of celebration!