WEEKLY UPDATE - MARCH 9, 2023
Dear Lenten Sojourners,
We are mid-way through our journey toward the cross and resurrection, and this week Jesus must go through Samaria to meet a woman at a well. In many ways, it’s an appointment with destiny for the woman, but it also outlines what will happen once Jesus finds himself in Jerusalem. But what’s interesting about what we find in this story is that both Jesus and the woman are thirsty at high noon.
If you are following along with the Lenten Guide and listening to our podcast with Rev. Dr. Ebby Arnold, you heard how water is used as a symbol throughout Scripture. Water is formative and dangerous, but is also God’s provision and care. But consistently throughout Scripture are the people of God, even Jesus, finding themselves thirsty.
It has been said that I drink water (and unsweetened iced tea) like I’m a camel. I can consume liters of water in a day. Always have, since I was a kid. I always have a bottle or cup walking around with me because I just can't stand being thirsty. I think it’s less of a health thing and more of a habitual thing that stems back from childhood, and my dad never being willing to stop on road trips for drinks. So, I’m always packing the water! But I’ve realized this week that...
St. Luke's is excited to welcome Matt Estep as the Associate Director of Youth Ministries! Matt comes to us with extensive church experience, most recently serving as a United Methodist Music Pastor in Harrisburg, PA and also in Goodlettsville, TN.
Matt has a master’s degree in Church Music from Belmont University in Nashville. He has a heart for youth and is excited to be joining the team with Brandon Sangster and all the volunteer youth leaders. Help us welcome Matt to the staff when you see him on campus working with our youth!
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