God’s Work; Our Cross

Who do you say Jesus is? When attempting to answer this deeply personal (but never private!) question, perhaps it is best to listen first to who Jesus says that he is. To do otherwise would be to make the mistake the disciple Peter made, and try to make Jesus over in our own image. Quite the opposite is true, in Jesus we are made over in his own cruciform image as we pick up our cross and follow. It is no longer we who live, but Christ who lives in us and through us. The catch phrase of the ELCA for the last several years has been, “God’s Work; Our Hands,” The gospel lesson suggests a new take on that phrase, “God’s Work; Our Cross.”

St Paul’s News and Notes: St Paul’s Quilters are in need of blankets and bed pads to use as middles for their quilts… Shopping for school supplies? A great opportunity to pick up items for LWR School kits. A list of needed items is available… Sunday, September 7 is God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday . The people of St Paul’s will set up “God’s Table of Grace” in front of Adolph’s Garage in Karnes City, offering free donuts, juice, and neighborly conversation, and during the morning worship service at 10:30 will collect and bless non-perishable food items for the Karnes City Schools weekend food backpack program. Watch for the bright yellow shirts and come join us!