OSA Parsonage (north entrance)
Thursdays, March 7 – March 18 6:30PM
Sundays, March 10 at 0PM
Last week, we celebrated the life of prolific hymn writer Fanny Crosby. We sang and enjoyed a delicious meal together. Many thanks for meal offerings from Rebecca, Janisha, Greg and Luanne in our Thursday group, and Anna, Bryon and Rhonda in our Sunday group. Over all, 19 people were fed in body and spirit at our Fanny Crosby screenings!
This week we will be watching Saint of 9/11, the story of Father Mychal Judge, chaplain of the FDNY. I cannot urge you enough to come to this screening! Father Judge's story is life-changing and life-affirming. I must admit that, at first, I was wary of watching this film, not wanting to relive the horrors of 9/11 in yet another media spectacle about that day. I was pleased to discover that the movie focuses little on tragedy and more on the remarkable life of Father Judge, a New York City fixture of faith for decades who brought hope to firemen, immigrants, AIDS victims, gay and lesbian people, the homeless, alcoholics and families of the suffering. His mission and ministry worked toward reforming ideas in the Church, breaking tradition by offering sacrament to all people, no questions asked. Father Judge is an example of how all of us - flawed and broken - can still imitate Christ in our lives and actions. You don't want to miss this one!
Readings and Exercise
Please read John 10:14-18 ("I am the Good Shepherd") and Ephesians 6:10-20 ("Put on the Whole Armor of God"). Meditate on these passages. Consider what it means to imitate Christ.
Imagine you are writing your own dictionary. How would you define the word "Miracle"? Is a miracle something only God or Jesus can do, or is it something we all can do? What does a miracle look like? Must it be spectacular or can it be simple? Do miracles happen every day?