724 Pilgrim Mill Rd.

Cumming, GA 30040

Worship Services

Sunday 8:30 & 10:45 am

Holy eucharist

Sunday School 9:30 am

Tuesday 9:30 am

Morning Prayer

Wednesday noon

Contemplative Prayer

Thursday noon

Holy Eucharist

1st Saturdays, noon

Contemplative Prayer

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10am-2pm

Mailing address:

PO Box 1010

Cumming, GA 30028

Phone: 770-887-8190

email: ecohs@bellsouth.net

A community of faith

seeking to love and serve

in the Spirit of Jesus Christ

Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit

Lessons & Questions for Sunday, March 26, 2017


 Here are questions for us to consider:

1 Samuel 16:1-13 This passage about the selection of David as the new king includes the well known phrase, "...for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." To some degree, this means there is much we will never know about one another (even ourselves)-- we are not God. If true that we do not have "heart vision," how can we relate to one another? Some ideas: humility in general... assuming the good faith of others...and the use of wisdom with some who might seek to harm us or others.

Psalm 23 This psalm is well known and is used especially in the context of end of life and funerals What comforts you in this sacred poem? What challenges you? What gives you hope?

Ephesians 5:8-14 How do we live in darkness? It might involve "dark times," i.e., the world around us is dark. It might also involve us closing our eyes. How would you describe your sense of darkness today? How much is "out there"? How much is how we ignore difficult issues?

John 9:1-41 This is a complex story with layers of meaning that addresses deep issues of life and faith. Which phrases stand out to you? If a phrase raises questions for you, reflect and pray on it this week.

I will be preaching this Sunday. Please pray for me as I prepare to speak and for all of us as we prepare to listen and respond to God's Word.

Also, please come to our Lenten supper this Wednesday with Dr. Thomas Long and also our ABCD Training this Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

May you have a blessed Lent.


Weekly Lessons