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Looking Toward Sunday, April 8, 2018

I don’t know much about gardening. I don’t have the patience to weed. I don’t remember to water. The array of fertilizer types overwhelms me. But, even though I am not a gardener, I sure appreciate that some of you are. If not for you, a lovely bed of tulips would not adorn the yards I pass while driving to the grocery store. If not for you, the delight of a fresh meal of cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, green beans, and corn on the cob would not be a summer staple in the Acton household. You gardeners are remarkable! Perhaps what is most admirable is your faith that something amazing is going to happen when you put that tiny seed in the ground and trust that it will become a rutabaga or a snapdragon.

This Sunday I invite you to join us as we explore what it means to have faith in things unseen. When his friends told him that Jesus had returned, the disciple Thomas was not having it. He had been through too much to simply believe. He needed to see and touch the wounds of Christ himself if he was going to allow such a ridiculous thing as truth. Thomas was a fisherman, after all, not a gardener.

Scripture: John 20: 19-31
Sermon: “Enquiring Minds Want to Know”

I look forward to being with you this Sunday! Make sure to stop outside the parlor around 10:30am and help make sandwiches for Mercy Church. There’s always room for you!

-Elizabeth