Jesus tells us in Matthew 6 that “when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” So basically it is as if he is commanding us to shut the door! Strange, seeing as how we can probably all find more verses in scripture where Jesus tells us to open the door...to let people in...to welcome...etc… But in this case, he tells us to shut the door. He is actually explaining t
ˈlidərəsē,ˈlitrəsē Noun the ability to read and write.
synonyms: ability to read and write, reading/writing proficiency; learning, book learning, education, scholarship, schooling "literacy and numeracy are the first goals of education" competence or knowledge in a specified area. We now know how the dictionary defines literacy, but what does it mean? It is something that is very important to St. Stephen’s. After all, my letter of call does specifically describe
If I had heard Sunday's sermon two hours earlier, I hope I would have acted differently. I got to church early on Sunday morning, and as soon as I got here I realized I was supposed to have made the communion bread for the service. So I got back in the car and hustled over to Acme to pick up something. As I parked my car I noticed a woman sitting on the hillside by the parking lot. She was bundled up in several layers of ragged looking clothes, so I presume she was one of the
Now what? We commemorated the Reformation. We wore red. We dedicated a beautiful painting. We sang A Mighty Fortress. Now what? What should we do now that the Reformation is over!? On October 31, 1517 in a simple act of defiance Luther began a political, cultural and economic change that is still felt today. As Senator Coons said at the joint service on October 29th, the Reformation paved way for what would eventually become our democracy and our nation. It is the spirit of t