Then the Lord said, ‘I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them. So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.’ But Moses said to God, ‘Who am
I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ He said, ‘I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.’ - Exodus 3:7-12
God has long been a friend to the victims of hunger, fear, injustice and oppression. Indeed he hears our cries and stands ready to deliver us if we will just take that first step in reaching for his hand and believing that change can truly happen. In this way it is possible to discover that true freedom lies in our relationship with God, not the oppressor. The 12-step tradition embraces this notion. The alcoholic quickly learns that the key to recovery is in believing that a Higher Power can restore our relationship with self and others. This discovery brings the hope that there can in fact be new life, life abundant, filled with milk and honey.
- The Rev’d Suzanne Culhane
Curate for Stewardship
8:00 am Bookstore Mezzanine
10:00 am Chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite I:
The Discovery of Saints:
James Theodore Holly
Give yourself a spiritual midweek refreshment this Lent. The theme for this Lent at the Tuesday communion: The Discovery of the Saints. Each week we celebrate a saint and that Christian's discovery of God as a way of nourishing our own discovery of our Creator.
4:30 pm Church