Last week we managed to discuss only the first seven verses of Jude with our various detours into the Book of Enoch. We will conclude the remainder of Jude this week. In his benediction, Jude tells us that Christ makes us “stand without blemish” in the presence of God. Throughout the Old Testament, any offering to God was to be “without blemish.” From the lamb at Passover to all of the Levitical feasts, that which was presented to God had to be perfect. God was perfect and perfection was demanded of anything within his presence. And so Jude tells us, that in Christ, we too are being made perfect so that we too may stand upright in the presence of God’s glory so that we too will be without blemish.
November 20 is our Small Group Thanksgiving Dinner and Celebration. Fr. Rob Donahue will be presiding. This is R.S.V.P. only due to seating requirements. Please let me know if you are joining us and if you wish to bring something.
Tuesday, November 27 (Tuesday after Thanksgiving) we will be preparing care packages for our college students and homebound neighbors. If you wish to place anyone on the list, please let me know.
Dinner is at 6. The menu is ham with fall vegetables. Discussion about 6:45. Hope to see you here.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, in order to make her holy by cleansing her with the washing of water by the word, so as to present the church to himself in splendor, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind—yes, so that she may be holy and without blemish.Ephesians 5:25-27