Pastor's Message - January 15, 2017
“Here I am, Lord, I come to do your will.” ~Psalm 40
Dear Parishioners and Friends:
This week’s readings lead us into the season of “Ordinary Time” before the start of Lent, but these readings are anything but ordinary. We are called to live as Christians, formed by the word of God, to work together to be a light for others.
Each of the readings this weekend reflect on who God created us to be. The first reading from Isaiah reminds us that God called us before we were born. Then Paul tells us that our vocation is to take up our part in the community that God has formed and sent forth for the sake of the world. The Gospel gives us John the Baptist as the model servant of God, so dedicated that he could recognize God’s chosen one and so humble knowing we are not called for ourselves, but to serve others.
Our psalm response today is “Here I am, Lord, I come to do your will.” When we pray these words we claim to be ready for anything that God puts before us in our lives. Think about how willing you are to rely on God and what it means to be a servant of our Lord living out your baptismal call.
Every so often a great opportunity comes along that is well worth sharing! Holy Trinity Church is hosting a wonderful program for all High School Youth called Breathing Space. This is a speaker series that addresses important issues that teens face today. The speakers scheduled are dynamic and should be a fun and meaningful time for our youth. Please see the article to the right with all the details. Spread the word!
May God bless you this week!