A painting by Heinrich Hoffman, 1889
Please note that Daylight Saving Time begins this week, and the clocks spring ahead Saturday night!
I am drawn to the posture of that young man. He has assured Jesus that he has fulfilled the commandments and is seeking assurance that he will enter the ‘Age to Come’. Jesus has replied ‘You lack one thing …’ (Mark 10:21) and then Jesus pointed to what he was lacking. The young man is portrayed in a moment of deliberation between hearing and decision. This scene is the only time that we are told Jesus ‘loved’ an individual in the Gospel according to Mark. It is also the only scene in which an individual is called by Jesus and does not follow. The last we are told, ‘he went away grieving’ (Mark 10:22). What does Jesus say to us? And how will we respond?
The service will include a moment of remembrance to mark one year since the official declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
If you are able and wishing to attend in person, please review the mandatory protocols detailed in the previous post and in the link found under ‘Special Events’ to the right, ‘Re-Opening the Sanctuary’.
This service will be live-streamed and available at https://youtu.be/Y1xSyFmTrNQ – organ preludes will begin around 10:20 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. Other services can be found on the St. Andrew’s Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzEy41z3sqfRm8X_lLfKGUA
You are invited to have a look at the printed Order of Service below, and the announcements.
Of particular note this week are :
- Tuesday evening, 7 p.m., the fifth of the St. Andrew’s online winter study sessions, exploring gospel themes as embodied by characters (this week, revolution with ‘les amis’) in Les Misérables (email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link) https://www.standrewskingston.org/winter-study-series-les-miserables/
- Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., the penultimate of a Lenten online series offered by Dr. William Morrow, ‘Where’s the Gospel in Genesis? Hard Stories in the Bible’s First Book’. This week’s topic: Does God Reward Tricksters? This is an inter-church initiative and free, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link … https://stjameskingston.ca/lenten-series/
- Thursday morning, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., we will continue reading through the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), pondering how these words of Jesus might shape our lives more fully in the promises of God and the Christian way in this world