I hope this finds you doing well and having a good week. As I write this, a fairly significant snow/ice event may be on its way to us. I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that it either will or will not happen. In all seriousness, I hope you are able to stay safe and warm. If you have elderly neighbors, check on them and make sure they are okay and have everything they need. We also lift up in prayer those experiencing homelessness in this time that they may find what they need to make it through inclement weather.
We continue our Growing Together series this Sunday by taking a look at Jesus’ first sign in the Gospel of John, turning water into wine. Signs usually tell you how to get somewhere or how long it will take you to go somewhere. In John’s Gospel, signs are used to point out the obvious; signs are used to tell you that you are in the right place. When Jesus turns water into wine, it’s a sign that you are in the right place. If you are looking for the holy, for the presence of God, you are in the right place. If you want to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is a God of abundance, you are in the right place. This is a happy scene except for the wine steward. He can’t understand where the wine came from and why it is so good. We don’t often want to admit this, but we can be like the steward. When the signs are there, we dismiss them or we can’t understand why they are so good. Come Sunday and hear why the signs are there and what they tell us about the nature of God and our lives. It promises to be an excellent Sunday to invite someone to church with you.
It’s hard to believe but 2015 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Mexico Mission trip. It has been amazing to see how this impactful mission has been carried through in the last 20 years. As a celebration, anyone who has been to Mexico as a youth or sponsor is invited to a Mexico Alumni party on Saturday evening, March 14. As best as we can tell, over 400 different people have made a trip to Mexico with SSCC. If you are one of these alumni, hope you can come and celebrate this life changing mission.
Have a great rest of the week and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
Peace to your path,