A Message from our Rector,
Father Grant Wiseman
I am excited for the start of the new school year. It is fun to see the energy that seems to be flowing through both the church and school. I am getting to know more and more of you and look forward to some events that are being planned for us to gather in worship and fellowship. My office hours are Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. I intend to be out in the community as well. Please feel free to contact me to set up times to meet. My email is gwiseman@saintmarks.com. I am very quick to respond to emails. Last Sunday was exciting, especially celebrating the Baptism and the wonderful music the choir and soloist provided. In October the Diocese is sponsoring a training program called Invite-Welcome-Connect and I invite you to look at it www.invitewelcomeconnect.com. I want to have a group attend that training so that we can implement it here. We will also be planning training sessions for several of the ministries. Keep an eye out for those sessions.
Yours in Christ.
Grant+

Sunday’s Gospel: August 21
Luke 13:10-17: “Women, Go Free”
It is the sabbath. An aged woman, bent over presumably with arthritis, appears in the room to the rear of the synagogue, where women and children are restricted. Jesus sees her, and without even being asked or asking her about her morals or behavior, heals her by exclaiming, “Woman, go Free!” Is Jesus speaking only to this woman, or all women? Is He addressing only her physical ailment, or women’s oppression and secondary cultural status? Does He seek to heal only on the Sabbath, or every day? Because Jesus lives in each of us, surely He seeks through us to heal the injustice women suffer today: our own mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and friends. Jesus is still trying to exclaim through us, “Woman, go free!” (Norm Carroll)