July 26, 2020
Hey, Grace’rs,

If you haven’t yet worshipped with your Grace family you can do so either on  Facebook  or  YouTube This week we look at a compelling story of a man isolated and in quarantine and his encounter with Jesus.

I encourage you to leave comments on either site as you worship with us. We do read them and follow up when necessary. And please share the service with your online friends.

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Set aside 5-10 minutes at the end of the day and do the following by yourself, with those in your household, or even with family/friends online:

Share …1 high and 1 low from the day.

Read

A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, “If you choose, you can make me clean.” 41 Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean!” 42 Immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. 43 After sternly warning him he sent him away at once, 44 saying to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” 45 But he went out and began to proclaim it freely, and to spread the word, so that Jesus could no longer go into a town openly, but stayed out in the country; and people came to him from every quarter. (Mark 1:40-45)

Talk People feared catching leprosy as much as they fear catching Covid 19 today. What do you think it was like for that leper to live outside of the city, away from his family and friends, unable to experience human touch? How do you think Covid patients in hospitals feel? How about their families who can’t go near them? What does this story say to you about Jesus?

Pray …for each other. For our world. For our church. For our family and friends.

Bless …each other by making the sign of the cross on each other’s foreheads and say: The LORD Bless You and Keep You.

(FAITH6—Sleep well!)
Tim
Tim Wright
Pastor, Community of Grace Lutheran Church
10561 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd. (107th Ave. & Pinnacle Peak) | Peoria, AZ 85383
Office Phone: 623-572-0050 | Emergency Phone: 480-457-0253

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