"She, out of her poverty, has put in everything she had, all she had to live on." Some scholars say the literal translation of Jesus' words, "all she had to live on," is "her whole life." What is Jesus saying here about what is going on in the temple, about the all-in gift of the widow and the behavior of the scribes? Read Mark 12:38-44, the gospel lesson for this coming Sunday, then come to church and explore the meaning of Jesus' message! (Last Sunday's sermon is attached.)
Good Samaritan Hospice is sponsoring Angels Among Us, a grief support group for parents, grandparents and others who have lost a child. The group will meet on Tuesday, November 17, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 8, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Good Samaritan office at 1160 Moose Drive in Christiansburg. The group is free, but please call in advance to register. For more information or to register, contact Tamie Hall, 540-381-3171, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jan Wallace, 540-320-0841, JanetteWallace46@yahoo.com.
Congratulations to Laura LeRoy, on her election to the Floyd County School Board!
Several of our parish members will be working on the Habitat for Humanity house at 227 Newtown Road in Floyd this weekend. Some will be working at the site and others will serve lunch to the volunteers on Saturday. Thanks to all of you for sharing the love of Christ in such a tangible way. The workers can still use #8 and #16 roofing nails, decking screws and any extra tools you can donate.
For your calendar:
Saturday, November 21 3:00 pm St. Mark Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday, November 22 6:00 pm Community Thanksgiving Service Presbyterian Church of Floyd
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 9, 16 5:30 pm Advent Dinner and Holden Evening Prayer Zion
The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet”; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. - Romans 13:9-10
Love turns work into rest. - St. Teresa of Avila
Yours in Christ,