St. Mark Lutheran Church  
Clifton Heights 
the welcome place

This Sunday
8:30am Worship
9:30 Sunday School for All Ages 
11am Worship
12:30-1:30 Confirmation Class  
 
Worship: Practice for Life
 
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The Water that Transforms Us
We joyfully celebrate the baptism of Charlotte Rose at our 11am worship! 
 Sunday @ 8:30 and 11am  
  
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Clifton Heights PAL Spring Fling Food Truck Festival

Saturday, April 28th, 10a-6p

Support our Clifton Heights PAL and enjoy some delicious food and interesting craft vendors. St. Mark will have a vendor table with beautiful bracelets for sale, so stop by and say hi! 

If you would like to help at the table for part of the day, please contact Pastor Tim.

Click here for more information about this event.


Moment for Reflection- Holy Communion: Where the Finite Meets the Infinite


"Concerning the Lord's Supper it is taught that the true body and blood of Christ are truly present under the form of bread and wine in the Lord's Supper and are distributed and received there." Article X, The Augsburg Confession

The above quote from the Augsburg Confession, one of the earliest Lutheran statements of Faith, written in 1530, is about as succinct and clear in communicating what we believe about Holy Communion as it gets. The "body and blood of Christ are truly present under the form of bread and wine," and when we gather around the table, it is that same body and blood that we receive today.

It perhaps might seem ridiculous to hang on to this notion. How could things as mundane as bread and wine (as awesome as those things might be), also hold and even be for us the body and blood of the Son of God? How can these these things bear the presence of divinity?

A potential response to this question is wrapped up in what we believe about Jesus himself; that he is both fully human and fully divine. How can this be? How can a mortal human body also contain the fullness of God's infinite nature?

These are the mysteries of our Christian faith, and we behold them with the eyes of that same faith. That Jesus was God/human, 100% of each and that in the course of his life this Jesus tore down the walls that divided the two, not only for himself, but for all of us.

Furthermore, in order to maintain that connection, Jesus establishes this meal of ours, where once again, the finite and the infinite meet as one in bread and wine, body and blood.     
   
God's peace be with you always.
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St. Mark Lutheran Church  | 436 N Oak Ave, Clifton Heights, PA 19018 | 610-626-5295 |
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