CCOB Weekly Ministry Update     March 5, 2020

Last Sunday we gathered at the Lord’s Table and once again broke the bread and shared the cup of Holy Communion. What a sacred and uplifting way to begin the Lenten season of penance, confession, renewal, and reconciliation. I hope this coming Sunday, March 8, you will pay especially close attention as I share the inspiring story of March’s “Saint of the Month.” Her name is Corrie Ten Boom. If ever anyone had just cause not to forgive her enemies, it was Corrie Ten Boom. That she did is nothing less than a miracle. May we all be challenged to forgive others, as Christ has forgiven us.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a member of our Christian fellowship here in Bristol Mills, please come to an informational meeting in the library after worship on March 15. We look forward to welcoming our new members on Easter Sunday, April 12.

Please keep in your prayers Peggy Buchanan, Karl Brown “Brownie”, Dayle Strachan, and Ron Hunter. Peggy had surgery at Miles Memorial on Wednesday. Brownie continues to rehabilitate from his fall at Cove’s Edge. Ron will have knee replacement surgery at Mercy Hospital in Portland on March 10, and Dayle fell and had surgery at Maine Medical Center and hopes to be home soon. Pray for their healing and recovery.

One final thing: Daylight Savings Time arrives in the wee hours of this coming Sunday morning. Set your clock ahead one hour at bedtime. “Spring Ahead!” Isn’t it wonderful to have longer days? Could spring really be right around the corner? Could be, but we have a pretty big March corner here in the great State of Maine!

See you in the Lord’s house. Your fellow pilgrim & Pastor, Jim

The lectionary readings for this Sunday are: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Psalm 32:1-11; & Matthew 4:1-11. Take a few moments and reads these selections in preparation for worship. See you on Sunday!

Together in Christ, Pastor Jim

A few weeks ago the Morning Bible Study began reading James, as relevant today as it was when written two thousand years ago. We meet in the Library on Thursday mornings at 11:00. We’d love to have you join us! Everyone is welcome, from scholars to novices and everyone in between. All that you need to bring is a desire to learn and grow deeper in your relationship with the Lord, and each other. Hope to see you Thursdays at 11:00!