Dear Friends,

On this beautiful autumn morning I extend a warm invitation to you to join your church family as we gather in worship this Sunday morning, October 22. Our primary text will be Philippians 4:1-9. Yes, this was our secondary reading last Sunday. Something about it hooked me, however, and I'm not quite ready for us to move on from it. Actually, it's not something. It's Euodia and Syntyche. They're at it again. Arguing. And it's not pretty. Oh my. Why can't they just get along? This is what Paul is wondering here in his letter to the Philippians. Among other things, he encourages them by saying this: Be of the same mind in the Lord. I think he's reminding Euodia and Syntyche and the whole congregation at Philippi of who and whose they are, regardless of whether or not they happen to be getting along with each other -- a good reminder for all of us. This is theme we'll explore when we gather Sunday morning. In addition, our Choir will sing the beautiful Be Strong. I hope to see you here Sunday morning.

A reminder: Our Church Council meets Wednesday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m.

Grace and Peace,

Rev. Mark


The Congregational United Church of Christ
P. O. Box 642
Detroit Lakes, MN  56502

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief.

Do justly now. Love mercy now. Walk humbly now.

You are not obligated to complete the work,

but neither are you free to abandon it.

 ~ The Talmud



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