Sunday Worship: The Fourth Sunday After Trinity
The story of two daughters in the Gospel is full of drama and suspense. To be in the crowd can be annoying, or assuring — it can also be scary. One may become invisible or find oneself in the spotlight. Jesus notices each one of us and does not separate himself from us when we are weak, vulnerable, despairing, or ill. He comes to and for us wherever we are, and his healing and life giving touch casts out fear and separation.
You can hear Chaplain Elīza’s full sermon on Sunday at 11 AM as well as our wonderful music director Jana’s performances together with singer Anna Amanda Stolere!
Last week, we said goodbye to our dear member Charlie, who has been very active in both the church and the soup kitchen and is returning to the United States after working in Latvia. To say goodbye and as well as to celebrate our organist Jana’s birthday, our member Rasma’s name day, and the beginning of summer in general, we had a small potluck picnic lunch in our beautiful garden! Thank you to everyone who joined in, and very special thanks to volunteers such as Inese, Lauma, and many others who have made the garden a beautiful place to enjoy a summer day.
Charlie was not the only active soup kitchen member who we had to say goodbye to this week. Our wonderful volunteer Sandra is returning to Germany, and the rest of the team had a heartfelt sendoff for her this Saturday. If you would like to learn more about how you could help out with this very important ministry, please contact Pāvels!