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St. James United Church,
5540 Osgoode Main Street,
Osgoode ON  K0A 2W0

Regular Service: Sunday 9:30am

All are welcome! Please join us.

This Week at Worship

Happy Friday to you. It is an absolutely gorgeous Autumn day. The leaves on the trees facing the church office are still mostly green but there are many that have turned to a beautiful red. Autumn is a most beautiful time of the year. I hope you've had a week for which you can give God your thanks.


This Sunday at worship will include some singing, some praying, some listening, some learning and some preaching. And, mixed in among all that shall be some barking, meowing, squeaking and other wonderful noises including some laughter and expressions of joy. It is Blessing of Our Pets Sunday and you are invited to bring your pets, your teddy bears, photos of pets, your hearts and your lives as we give thanks for all people, all creatures, all pets that give us love and life. All are welcome! Come and let us enjoy and celebrate God's beautiful creation together.


Our Scripture readings this Sunday are from the Book of Job, Chapter 38, verses 1 through 7 and the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 10, verses 35 through 45.  In our reading from the Book of Job, Job has been pleading with God to please answer him. Last week we heard that Job was wondering if maybe God had possibly forgotten him. Impossible. In our reading from Job this Sunday, God responds to Job's pleading with a series of questions - reminding Job who God is. In our Gospel reading, we hear two disciples approach Jesus wanting to sit - one at his right hand and the other at his left hand. This causes an argument among the other 10. Whether they are mad at the first 2 for beating them to the request made of Jesus we don't know. But sometimes, competition among people can lead to negative consequences. Jesus came to serve others. The disciples were called to serve Jesus. We are called to serve Jesus in building God's kingdom on earth. I am reflecting upon how we serve Jesus in the world. Specifically, if we were to look in the mirror, would we be happy with what we see?


Let us join together this Sunday in community to celebrate the love of our pets and teddy bears and to hear God's Living Words for us.



Blessings on your weekend wherever you may be.


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