There’s one subject that comes up again and again in my conversations here at FPC: boundaries. It is so important to be clear about what we can and can’t do. And, in fact, all the concern about covid 19 has given us all kinds of opportunities to reflect on all the ways our lives are – literally – touched by others. Boundaries are so important…… and we were created to be touched. See the tension?In our scripture this Sunday, we’re going to look at Matthew’s version of the transfiguration of Jesus (another mountain story) in 17:1-9. In this story, the disciples are so amazed by the holiness of the moment that they want to build a tabernacle. In their tradition, it was important to create a boundary between the holy and the profane. (Humans could be in big trouble if they cross into holy territory unaware.) And yet, Jesus reaches out… and touches them.
What boundaries to we need to nurture the connections we need? What boundaries do we need to let go of? Join us on Sunday to learn more.But, before then, be sure to move your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night. If you don’t, you’ll be an hour late to church!
We give thanks to God for the life of long-time member (though she recently moved away), Gloria Lane, who died last week. Please keep those grieving her loss in prayer.
Here’s the sermon from 3/1/20 if you missed it: