Come Worship With Us!
Join us for Worship at our Franciscan Chapel, 1004 N. College Avenue in Columbia, Missouri.
Saturday mass is at 5pm, followed by fellowship (about 90 minutes.) Tuesday and Thursday mass at Noon (about thirty minutes)
All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion
September 18-25, 2016
Hi to everyone! I hope all is well in your lives of discipleship and service to our Lord.
Our readings for the Eucharist this coming weekend are Amos 6: 1-7; psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6: 17-19 and Luke 16: 19-31. These readings all have a focus on the lethargy that often comes upon us in our enjoyment of our "riches". And make no mistake we are "rich" in this culture even if we see our 'selves' as poor or at least struggling. When blinded by our riches, we don't see the needy in our midst. Amos tells "woe to us" if we do not grieve over what is happening "in Zion". This seems to me to be with us when we don't grieve at what the poor and destitute have to deal with right now. (Any politicians reading this?) The second reading has Paul instructing Timothy to command the rich not to be haughty, but be rich in doing "good works", ready to give, willing to share. Finally, the gospel is uniquely found in Luke and tells the story of the rich man and Lazarus, with a great reversal as Lazarus receives an eternal reward and the rich man another 'eternal' reward.
Events of the week
Tuesday and Thursday noon Eucharist. (On Tuesday, I will leave a meeting early to be there, so I might be a minute or two late.)
Wednesday evening prayer at ((( 5:30 ))). We have been asked to again try the later time to see if others can be joining us. So 5::30 pm it is.
We are underway with THE CHURCH IS BIGGER THAN YOU THINK!!, the course studying Philip Jenkins, THE LOST HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY. Come join us. It is GOOD!! We meet right after the noon Eucharist on Thursdays. (Or several of you could do such a study at another time. It is easy to do, Jim Jantz or I will show you how.) It is really edifying.
I understand that Fr. David and Dr. Toni's visit last Saturday for the Eucharist was a good gathering. Thank you for serving our communal weekend Eucharist. Wish Sharon and I could have been with you.
Remember to be gathering winter items for WARM UP COLUMBIA to be gathered at the end of October.
Much love and carry Christ in your heart everywhere you go!
Fr. John OFP
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