Jacob’s ladder

We are asked to be like Christ. Of course, we will fall short, but that is likely to happen not because we aimed too low, but perhaps we aimed too high.

Jesus separated himself from those who believed they were “holier than thou” — the pharisees, etc., etc. — in order to be with, to serve and lead, the least of His brothers and sisters. In an amazing way, then, He does not so much stoop so low as He seeks to raise us up.

If we are to climb “Jacob’s ladder,” we better be carrying a few others on our back.

—Rev. David Else

Bible study Sept. 15 on Book of Exodus

The Tuesday evening bible study starts up Sept. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Our first study will be Exodus chapters 1, 2 and 3, which covers the enslavement of the Israelites, the birth of Moses, his fleeing after murdering someone, and the burning bush incident.

This is a lot to cover, but it all frames the epic founding story of Israel. We will have fun understanding how the scripture speaks to each of us.

Please take time to read Exodus chapters 1, 2 and 3 before the bible study. In order to honor everyone’s time, we will start promptly at 7 p.m. and wrap up at 9 p.m., no matter where we are in the discussion. —Fr. Ted

“Welcome Back” Sunday, Sept. 13

Vacation season is winding down and things are getting back to normal — please make plans to join us on Sunday, Sept. 13 for our annual “Welcome Back” service and “Picnic in the Park”-ing lot.

Following the 10 a.m. service, we’ll get together for lunch. The church will provide the hot dogs and hamburgers — people attending the picnic should bring a side dish or dessert.