Letter from Lindy July 1
From the cooler mountain breeze of Flat Rock, I greet you. I am looking forward to coming back to worship with you on Sunday morning, followed by our much-awaited piano recital by Danny Spiegel at 1pm. In between we will have the fixings for a light lunch. Feels like our 4th of July celebration is starting early at Pilgrim 🙂
And our festivities do not end on the 4th, as Pilgrims are invited to gather again on Saturday, July 7 for a summer cook-out from 5pm-8pm. In checking the evite rsvp, 30 Pilgrims have responded in the affirmative, 15 are maybe, but we have not heard from 148 Pilgrims as to whether we will be graced with your presence. To help with planning purposes, it would be helpful to hear from you by Monday, July 2 so we are ready to receive and feed all who want to join us. Remember the more the merrier, so invite your friends and put them in your rsvp count!
|Sunday’s Scripture, Mark 5: 21-43|
| 21 When Jesus had crossed again to the other shore in the boat, a large crowd gathered, and he stayed by the lakeside. 22 Then one of the synagogue officials — Jairus by name — came up and, seeing Jesus, fell down 23 and pleaded earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is desperately sick. Come and lay your hands on her to make her better and save her life.” 24 Jesus went with him and a large crowd followed, pressing from all sides. 25 Now there was a woman who had suffered from hemorrhages for twelve years; 26 after long and painful treatment from various doctors, she had spent all she had without getting better — in fact, she was getting worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, and she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. 28 “If I can touch even the hem,” she had told herself, “I will be well again.” 29 Immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. 30 Immediately aware that healing power had gone out from him, Jesus turned to the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” 31 The disciples said, “You see how the crowd is pressing you and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’ ” 32 But Jesus continued to look around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman came forward, frightened and trembling because she knew what had happened to her, and she fell at Jesus’ feet and told him the whole truth. 34 “My daughter,” Jesus said, “your faith has saved you; go in peace and be free of your affliction.” 35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people arrived from the house of the synagogue official to say, “Your daughter is dead. Why put the Teacher to any further trouble?” 36 But Jesus overheard the remark and said to the official: “Don’t be afraid. Just believe.” 37 Jesus allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and James’ brother John. 38 They came to the official’s house and Jesus noticed all the commotion, with people weeping and wailing unrestrainedly. 39 Jesus went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and crying? The child is not dead, but asleep.” 40 At this, they began to ridicule him, and he told everyone to leave. Jesus took the child’s mother and father and his own companions and entered the room where the child lay. 41 Taking her hand, he said to her, “Talitha, koum!” which means, “Little girl, get up!” 42 Immediately the girl, who was twelve years old, got up and began to walk about. At this they were overcome with astonishment. 43 Jesus gave the family strict orders not to let anyone know about it, and told them to give the little girl something to eat.
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