This Sunday we are going to look at the beginning of one of the most interesting stories in the Bible: the book of Ruth. I think we will find that, aside from the fact that it is just a really good story, there are lots of themes in it that are quite contemporary. For example, what does it mean to be a part of a community when there are different nationalities and ethnicities involved? Beyond and beneath that question is a still more pressing one: what does it mean to be faithful in times of difficulty? Also, what does the faithful community look like, and how should it maintain itself when it is challenged? I hope you will join us for worship this week!
Ok, last week I said that my installation service was going to be on Sunday afternoon because I was really looking forward to it and apparently tried to turn the clock ahead. But this time I double-checked, and it really is this upcoming Sunday afternoon–4:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Speaking of turning clocks, don’t forget to turn yours back this Sunday!