Saturday at 4:30
Rev. Nell Fields joins us to celebrate living between the trees
Genesis 2: 8-9; 18-20
Revelations 20: 1-5
Come and find time to be infused with the love of community and the inspiration to keep working on creating a more loving world.
These are challenging days for people of faith.
Do we believe the right things? How can faith filled Christians hold polarized convictions on the so-called hot button issues of the day?
Why are we, like the disciples in the storm tossed boat with Jesus, so anxious?
Do we have enough faith to get us over the gaps, to pull us through the tight spaces?
There are lots of doubts and questions coming from outside, and inside us.
There is solid precedent–400 years worth in the case of West Parish in Barnstable.
And yet, why have you and your ancestors survived, and thrived? I dare say– “by faith.”
When the people closest to Jesus lost their nerve, argued among themselves,
or became discouraged, they asked Jesus to increase their faith.
He declined their plea. He told them they didn’t need a mountain of faith to
move mountains; that faith the size of a mustard seed was more than enough.
Less is more, when it comes to walking the tightrope between
being wise as serpents and innocent as doves. It’s not the amount that matters.
Sunday, we will sing that our “faith is strong as an oaken staff;” and, that the
faith of our mothers and fathers “makes our hearts beat high with joy.”
Our faith, in whatever amount and in whatever condition, is a precious gift
to be cherished and nurtured.
If you want to ponder Sunday’s Bible readings, check out
Luke 17: 1-7; and Habakkuk 3: 17-19. (that is the 5th book from the back of
the Old Testament, just 4 pages long.) I look forward to worshiping God with
you on our 5th, and last, Sunday together. Thank you for your gracious
welcome to me, and the privilege of being your fill-in pastor.
Next Sunday brings the joyous return from sabbatical, of your beloved
pastor, Rev. Reed Baer.
Your wedding should be as memorable as the reception afterward, so why not celebrate your historic event at an historic site? Why not in a beautiful meetinghouse immortalized in Cape Cod Life’s May 2013 edition (p.50)?