June 27 Edevotional

He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had case out seven demons.” Mark 16:9

Our Face of Faith for this coming Sunday is Mary Magdalene. I wonder if Mary of Magdala (Mary Magdalene) made a little altar at the place where she heard and met the risen Jesus? I think that I might have wanted to remember, to have a place to return to when the life got tough; when demons that Jesus cast out, began returning. The Gospel writers tell us that Jesus had cast out seven demons from Mary. I bet if I start counting, I could have more than seven demons: resentment, wanting to lash out when people don’t believe my witness or life experience; taking out my anger on undeserved loved ones when life isn’t “fair”; asking “Why me?” In one minute I can come up with quite a few demons. Then again, maybe Mary did not want to make an altar to come back and remember. Maybe she cherished her knowledge of Jesus’ love so deeply within her that to make an altar would bring back memories of her demons rather than the memory of Jesus speaking her name, that voice she could not forget.

 

 

HAPPENINGS


PRAYER STUDY GROUP
Saturday morning, June 30, 9:30 am.
All are welcome. Our regular Bible Study has taken some weeks off for the summer,
but we will gather to share and pray, June 30, July 7, and July 21.

MUSICAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, June 30, Lowly Musical Birthday Celebration.
Check our website for further information
http://northbrookumc.org/events/music-festival/

MOM’S GROUP
Our new “moms group” will meet at the Gosser home
every Monday,  during the summer from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
This is a time for moms to be together without kids.

YOUTH GROUP
Sunday July 8th at the MacDonald’s home.
Join us for fun, dinner, games and faith discussion.

 “PRE-GAME” BOCCE BALL TOURNAMENT
July 15, 9 a.m. Everyone of all ages is invited to participate in this
hour of fun and games.  Please contact Steve S. with questions.

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