Drinking tea by the fire in the early morning is a blessed time and activity for me. It is a moment to ponder God’s goodness and soak up his nourishing word. I give thanks for the life-giving relationships that God has granted. There is no end to God’s mercy! I hope that this season finds you immersed in the kindness of God as we journey together through a time of remembrance of the cross and resurrection of Jesus. What great love allowed Jesus to endure the cross for us and for our salvation! What spiritual power that raised him from the dead! That power now dwells in you by the Holy Spirit you received at baptism. That Love is the driving force of your life leading you to great acts of mercy and generosity. Oh what a good life we have in Christ! I’m so happy and privileged to share it with you.
It was the study of the Latin version of the Bible, the Vulgate, used by the Roman Catholic Church that alerted scholars to errors that had led to possible false teachings, such as the belief that Christ was physically present in the bread and wine of the Eucharist, or the concept of penance, rather than repentance. Although theologically subtle and complex, they mattered. The reformers also thought that people should read the Bible in their own language so they could understand the primary source of their faith.
This led to translations that preserved and spread languages that were in danger of disappearing such as Welsh. Until the mid-16th century there were no printed books in Welsh: it was an oral culture and the language was regarded as one only peasants spoke. The necessity to produce a Bible and other religious texts the native speakers could understand actually led to its preservation in a literary form, rather than a number of local dialects. Cornish did not get its own Bible until 2011, more than 200 years after it had been lost as a mother tongue.
Easter Blessings to you and your family. Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner.
This is what’s happening in class this month:
April 2 – When God plays April Fools
April 9 -The King is Coming-Palm Sunday and Holy Week
April 16 – Easter-There is No Sunday school today
April 23 – Earth Day-Creation-In the Beginning God Made Our World
April 30 – Jesus is Transfigured- Matthew 17:1-13
Thank you for your support of Sunday school. It’s very much appreciated!
Sunday School Teacher
Congratulations to our Amazing Creations Preschool Director Erin Rossetta and her husband David on the birth of their son Leo Shakib Rossetta on Sunday, February 26. We are happy to report that mom and baby are doing well. Leo joins his older brother Oliver. Erin is out on maternity leave until the end of June and Erin Cassidy will be the Acting Director during this time.
We are enrolling for our summer and fall programs. Our summer camp theme is “A World of Imagination, God’s Great Creation.” The preschool class is already full, but there are a few spaces left in the Pre-K class. If you are interested in our fall program, please contact us as soon as possible since classes are filling up quickly. St. Luke church members receive a 10% discount on tuition each month.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
There are many times in our lives on this side that it is very hard to believe this statement in Paul’s letter to the Romans. How in the world can any good come out of this horrible event? This question can come into our own experiences, events that are happening in our family or with a friend or even in catastrophic world situations. We ask ourselves where is the good? Where is the justice? Why is this happening to me, them, our world? Where is the “good”??