The following is a list of links to prior Sunday services….
December 19th — https://youtu.be/1gbNmb0zxeU
December 24th (Christmas Eve) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhdLl3CshWI
December 26th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG_-LPlrzRk
January 2nd — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOhktbxxRQ8
February 6th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ9FpJJF0IM
February 13th — https://youtu.be/D7oN3QabuSU
February 20th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYRw78WEd5k
February 27th — https://youtu.be/p3IVSDLSz5Q AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz0RaENSDxw
March 2nd (Ash WED) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hoip4PlA34
March 6th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yIti5xxvmw
I want you all to know that our worship committee is working on ways that we can keep the congregation connected in prayer and Bible study and loving community. For now, if you have a prayer request, please give it to Ann in the office at (413) 532-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The healing stories of Jesus often have themes both of sickness and of social isolation. In Mark chapter 5 and Luke chapter 8, a man lives among the tombs because he suffers from an unclean spirit who causes him to run around screaming and gashing himself with stones. His community has tried to keep him among them by tying him up with chains and shackles. But he is too strong and breaks the chains. So they banished him to live among the tombs out on the mountainside. After Jesus heals the man, he begs him to let him become one of his followers. Jesus says no. Instead, he tells the man “Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.” Reconnecting with his people is part of his healing.