Epiphany 5 – Catching Fish & Running Marathons

Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”

–Luke 5.1-4

It’s the Sunday for the Mercedes Marathon, and if you’re able to come help us provide hospitality to the runners we need you at Trinity Commons at 7AM Sunday morning. I know it’s early but it’s once a year, an excellent way to give back to the community, and it really is a fun time together. We’ll have breakfast and coffee for you; the roads will be tricky (some closed for the marathon) so do your best and thank you for being willing to come serve others.

Sunday night our usual 6pm Eucharist will be across our parking lot and with our friends at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Come join us for this combined service and the recognition that our community includes more than we often are aware. I hope to see you on Sunday.

O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live in and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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