Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 16, 2021

03-17-21 Article

We are in the middle of Lent, approaching Easter and the Resurrection!  It is a time of reflection and study.

Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich

The sermon this past week was based on the scripture from John 2:  13-16.  Jesus was in the temple and found people selling goods, cattle, sheep and doves.  Jesus became angry and told the vendors to stop making his father’s house a marketplace.  Pastor Sandi told us that selling goods and exchanging currency in the temple was a common place event, and Jesus’s anger was not because of the animals or money changers per se, but because it was done during what would have been a holy and sacred time of worship.  

What distractions do we have in our life?  Some may be worry, pain, disruption, gossip and commotion. We are distracted by phone calls, anxiety, television, the internet and our computers. These things can all take us away from worship and focus on Jesus.  Instead we should focus our energy into our relationship with God, and clear away some of the clutter in our lives.  

Pastor Sandi reminded us to look at our current calls to action.  The Well still needs cookies and goodies for its lunch programs.  We also are in the midst of filling our reverse Lenten calendar with needs and food for The Living Well.  Supplies of Covid-19 vaccine are now getting more prevalent within Yates County.  It is hopeful people will accept and find an appointment for vaccine if they choose to be vaccinated.  It appears restrictions may in time be more favorable for people fully vaccinated, and in turn people will find more safety and comfort in coming back to church to worship.