Wednesday the 29th I spent some time with Charles and Ruth. We chatted, I gave them communion. They shared with me that November will mark their 76th Wedding Anniversary. This became apparent as I read some lessons from this coming Sunday. The Hebrew Scripture for this Sunday is Genesis 2: 18 and following. This reading is used at wedddings sometimes, and starts : “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make for him a helpmate.” As I began reading this Ruth reached her hand back to Charles and he held it during the rest of the visit. It was sweet. They miss coming to St. Mathhias, and appreciate our keeping them in prayer.
As mentioned Tuesday, Vicar MJ will be ordained into the Ministry of Word and Sacrament this Sunday October 3, 2021 at 4 pm. Her ordination will occur at her home church : First Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 1401 Twelth Avenue, Altoona PA. Her call is to Geeseytown-Newry Lutheran Parish, a two-point call. Should you wish to attend the ordination online, that may be done by going to the First Evangelical facebook page: First Lutheran Church-Home of TLC School and Child Care. The service starts at 4 pm this Sunday, October 3, 2021. Although I had hoped to attend, I am unable to do so. Please hold (soon to be Pastor) MJ in your prayers, as she and her family begin this journey into ministry!
That is news sufficient for this day. Be well, children of God.