Jesus has Compassion for BOTH the Care-giver and Care-receiver , Pentecost 8b

AMEN!!!!! I’VE BECOME BOTH!

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Text: Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56, Pentecost 8b

It’s hard to believe, but summer is half over! Schools start back in less than a month. It’s even harder for me to believe that next Sunday will be my last day with you here at St. James, and what an amazing journey of mutual care and compassion this year of transition has been! I am certainly thankful for this community and for all we’ve learned together. And I pray that you extend the same love, grace, and support for Pastor Andrew as he begins his ministry here in a few weeks, because it’s a great place to start

The beginning of August, I’ll start my next interim call at Bendersville Parish, but before I dive into learning and loving another community, I think I need a vacation!

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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