Today, I am at home making the season’s first batch of maple syrup. As always, visitors are welcome. Anyone who hangs out with us goes home with a jar of fresh syrup.
We had a fine pulpit exchange yesterday. I’m glad we continue to nurture this relationship between our congregation and Judson Memorial Baptist Church.
This Tuesday is the annual Joint Religious Legislative Session’s Day on the Hill. I imagine I’ll see some of you there.
This week, both our daughters are home for Spring Break. We’ll cap it off with a concert by my youngest daughter Becca on Saturday night. She’s this month’s Roots Cellar performer. Here’s the Facebook event page for the concert: https://www.facebook.com/events/988181784670850/ Tickets are cheaper for this one, only $10 for adults and $5 for students. Free parking is again available in the Mormon lot next door as well as the Southeast Library. The show starts at 7pm.
This Sunday, my sermon is entitled, “Live and Let Die”. In John 12:20-33, Jesus says the enigmatic statement, “Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” Try to get your brain around that statement. It gives a different twist on the common reversal of the first shall be last and the last shall be first. That’s easier to understand. But if you hate this life, why would you want a life you hate for eternity? How literal is Jesus being? How literal do we take many of this things Jesus says? Think about that this week. I know I will be thinking about it. I welcome your perspectives. The UBC Carillon Bell choir will play this Sunday and Gayla Marty will be the worship leader.
On Sunday night, UBC will host the monthly Sanctuary prayer vigil. Thanks to Kathleen Tice and Deidre Druk for organizing this. The vigil begins at 7pm and is a good time to meet other members of the University Area Sanctuary Coalition.
The snowed-out new members class from last week has been rescheduled for this evening at 6:30pm. Rumor has it there will be cold ice cream and warm maple syrup.
Monday: 6:30-8:30pm Membership class,
Tuesday: 5:30pm Sacred Harp,
Wednesday: 5:45-7:15pm UBC Chorale, 7:30-9pm UBC Carillon Bell Choir rehearsal,
Saturday: 7pm Becca Donley plays at the Roots Cellar
Sunday:10am Worship Service,
11:30am Sunday School, Kermit rehearsal,
12:45pm UBC Council,
5-7pm Sacred Harp
7pm University Sanctuary Coalition vigil—UBC Sanctuary.
Blessings and Peace,