The End of the Line

“Truly the tax collectors and prostitutes will enter the kingdom of God before you,” Jesus tells the Jewish religious elite. He warns them because they are so blinded by their self-adherence to the letter of the law, that they miss they law’s intent of creating relationships ruled by compassion, justice, and humility. Christians today, too often concerned with matters of moral arrogance and of clinging to privilege, are in need of the same stern warning. God desires the death of no one, but that all would turn and live. Followers of Christ are called to follow Christ’s example of self-emptying, obedient sacrifice, or they too may find themselves in a position they are not expecting, at the end of the line.

St Paul’s News and Notes: At the request of the Synod Office and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee service, St Paul’s will be hosting a Prayer Vigil on behalf of the women and children being detained at the Karnes City facility. Southwestern Texas Synod (ELCA) Bishop, Rev. Dr. Ray Tiemann will preside at the vigil. All are welcome to attend. More details as they become available…

St Paul’s Quilters meet each Tuesday at 9:00 am. All are welcome…

Boy with backbackSchool supplies are being collected for LWR School Kits and to stock the reserve shelves at KCISD for low-income students who run out during the school year. Lists of needed items are available…

Non-perishable food items are being collected for the Karnes City Schools weekend food backpack program. This project continues throughout the course of the school year.