Thursday, September 03, 2009

Sunday, September 5, 2009

This week we continue our study in the Gospel of Mark with the story of Blind Bartimaeus. It is in Mark 10.46-52.

This week's worship bulletin is here.

I plan to take some time for us to discuss this story, so if you want to read it ahead of time to be prepared, that would be great. One thing to think about is this: Why did Jesus ask Bartimaeus what he wanted? Bart sits by the road and calls out "Son of David, have mercy on me!". Jesus calls him and asks, "What do you want me to do for you?". One commentator responded with "Duh! He wants to see!". When this man's need was so obvious, I wonder why Jesus asked him. What do you think?

We will discuss and share and listen and have communion, and there will be 5 prayer stations/experiences based on the story of Blind Bartimaeus. These come from Blair Cameron.

Our prayer time will feature a prayer of confession from The Pattern of Our Days from the Iona Community.

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