Volunteers from several area churches enjoyed delivering hot meals to the elderly in their
community. Meals on Wheels began at one church, but soon encompassed people from
other churches. Meals are delivered each weekday all year long. Those receiving the
meals looked forward to their daily visits and a good meal.
The first year that Christmas Day fell on a weekday presented a problem. Those who
cooked or delivered the meals did not want work on Christmas Day. Some would be
cooking for their own family, with children coming from out of town, while others would
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.