“Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest, 

wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our brother, all who live in love are thine;
teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.”   – ELW # 836
In this weekend’s Gospel, Christ challenges us to reflect on the ways that we include and exclude others in our communities along with the challenge and blessing of God’s grace that binds us together.    Be sure to remind family and friends that we have returned to our regular weekend schedule with Saturday worship @ 5 PM, Sunday worship @ 8:15 & 10:45 AM, and Christian Education @ 9:30 AM.