Dear Friends,
I encourage you to join your church family as we gather in worship this Sunday morning, January 20. Our theme for the day comes from John 2:1-11. It's a scene most of us will immediately recognize. It's the story of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding party in Cana. Especially in John's Gospel, it's the nature of Jesus to be constantly revealing himself to us, repeatedly unveiling glimpses of God's presence among us. Perhaps the lesson is that God loves us enough to give us signs that appear in everyday life, signs that show us the way to God. Perhaps. For me, anyway, a lot of questions are raised by this scene. I'll try to address some of them when we gather this Sunday morning. I'm calling the sermon When Jesus Shows Up. Also on Sunday morning our Choir will sing the beautiful and always timely Trust in the Lord. Immediately following worship this Sunday we will have the 146th Annual Meeting of this Congregation. Our Annual Meeting will be followed by a potluck lunch in Fellowship Hall. I hope to see you here.
Two reminders: Our weekly Bible Study happens today at noon in the Priscilla Room. Even if you've not attended previously, I warmly invite you to join us today. In a general sense we'll be exploring what the Bible is, how it came to be, what's in it, how to read it, etc. Also, our Church Council meets tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16, at 5:30.
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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