This Week’s From the Rector

Welcome back to one service Sundays! I’m pleased we are all worshiping together. Thank you for coming to church today. Far more than one half of Americans are not in church on Sundays. May God bless you for your constancy. 

As I mentioned during announcements last week, I attended a memorial service for a pastor who had served for over 30 years. I didn’t know him, but am friends with his daughter and son in law, who is the pastor of a downtown Houston Baptist Church. Rev. Dan Yeary was by all accounts a true Godly man that walked the walk and just didn’t talk the talk. His service lasted two hours, but to me it seemed it went by in no time. Afterwards, I felt like I had attended a revival! My heart was deeply touched by what I heard. I have decided to have an undetermined number of sermons based on things I learned and heard. 

Today my message comes from a “poem” published in the funeral bulletin. It was new to me so I researched it. The writing is called The Fellowship of the Unashamed. It comes from two passages of Holy Scripture: Romans 1:6 “Including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ,” and later in Romans 1:16, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Are you ashamed of the Gospel? Am I? We of course say NO! But, when the opportunity comes, do we have the courage to speak for our Lord as we are called to do? I hope we leave today committed to be a member of The Fellowship of the Unashamed! 

May God bless you as you walk on the path Christ left for us to follow. 

John †

 

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