CAROLINE CHURCH IN-PERSON SERVICES SCHEDULE
Saturday, 5pm Holy Eucharist
Sunday 8am– Holy Eucharist
Sunday 9:30am- Holy Eucharist with music
Chuch School and Children's Chapel every Sunday in MCS at 9:30am
Thursday 12pm – Holy Eucharist Healing Service
January 17th, 2021
Good morning my sisters and brothers in Christ,
There have been many times in my life when I have found myself marveling at the timing of when certain readings appear in our church calendar,
and this week is one of them. Specifically, I am referring to our first reading from Samuel which seems to be one that is custom designed for the times
in which we find ourselves right now.
What do I mean by that? In the reading, we have young Samuel hearing his name called, and, believing he was being summoned by Eli,
he immediately responded to the call only to be told that it was not he who was calling out to Samuel. After the third time, Eli tells Samuel to return to his place but to
listen for his name to be called again and to respond, "Speak Lord, for your servant is listening".
Samuel did as he was told, and we know how his life was forever changed by his exchange with God. Where do we fit into this story?
We are all Samuel at one time or another in our lives, and in our modern world with all of it's technological advances keeping us constantly in touch
not only with those who are just feet away from us, but from those around the world, it can sometimes be difficult to discern the voice of God from the constant din of media outlets,
newspapers, television and phones trying to get our attention. It takes practice, commitment and effort for us to focus in and tease out God's voice from the rest,
but now more than ever we must endeavor to drown out the noise so we can listen, and truly hear, what our God is saying to us.
What distractions will you eliminate this week so you can better discern the voice of God in your life?
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Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 17th, 2021
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Second Sunday after Epiphany Bulletin, January 17th, 2021
Continued Epiphany Blessings,