Pastor's Weekly Letter

A Note From Glenn Dunn

Dear Congregation, 

Summer is here with its normal heat, humidity, and muggy feeling days. It is also a great time of year for travel, outdoor picnics, trips to the mountains, lakes and doing something new that you haven’t ever experienced. I hope you and your family can enjoy the activities you select and experience time together as a family.

In today’s New Testament scripture, Luke records that Jesus has been traveling with as many as 70 other people. He stops at the home of Martha and Mary for a visit, rest, food and drink.

Martha is busy preparing the best type of hospitality she can provide for her special guest. Her sister Mary, however, is more interested in what Jesus has to say and teach and she isn’t interested in helping her sister Martha. Martha becomes angry with her sister and asks Jesus to scold Mary for not helping.
Jesus doesn’t scold Mary. But instead, he tells Martha she is “worried and distracted by many things. There is need of only one thing.” Jesus says, “Mary has chosen the better part, and it will not be taken from her.”

We are living in a world filled with many choices and options every day. We are regularly asked to purchase something, to plan our next vacation or trade in something old for something new. Jesus said, “Only one thing is needed.” What did he mean when he said that to Martha and what does it mean for you and me today?

I invite you to join me this Sunday as we explore and think together about the “One Thing” Jesus is talking about.

 

Glenn Dunn
Commissioned Lay Pastor