From the Corner Office is Father Mike’s weekly bulletin column.
This Third Sunday of Lent finds us moving into the second half of the Lenten season – Already… The time is here to go deeper into the well (literally) so that we can grow closer to God.
The First Reading uses Moses to act as the connection between the Israelites and God. Yes, they have been in the desert and are thirsty. God hears their quarreling and helps them. St. Paul in his Letter to the Romans speaks of our helplessness, and how God does not wait for us to “get it together”, but proves the love for us as Christ died for us in our sinfulness. This hope brings us out of our helplessness. Jesus too shows the desire to help us. He is at the well waiting for the woman of Samaria. We know that there is something happening when she comes to the well at the hottest time simply to avoid others, but she can’t avoid Jesus waiting for her. Jesus wants to help her. He wants to give her the eternal water; and what happens next, she (and the entire village) come to believe in Christ. Out of the helplessness came hope, and then belief – a deeper relationship with God.
From the Pastor’s Desk:
Tell me are you noticing the green sprouts pushing through the ground. I’m wondering if we’ll have any snow yet to let the small crocuses push through. The time will be approaching for us to put the request out for the volunteer gardeners. Those individuals, families, and groups who wish to help manage a garden here at St. Thomas More. We know that we have more than enough areas to be watered, weeded, and maintained. When you see the notice go out in the bulletin for “Volunteer Gardeners” PLEASE! Step forward. It is a great way to help the parish and community. Enjoying the beauty of God’s work often needs a little TLC, so start thinking about it now and know that your help is appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!
ALSO, it is important to thank all the families who have included St. Thomas More in the Remembrance Donations at the end of the obituaries for their loved ones… “In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Thomas More…” you know the rest, as it truly does make a difference! We are able to gather all these donations - together to help the parish, thank you all!
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