Welcome back to church this week, those who have been away. To those who have been here most of the summer, welcome back to intentional practice and prioritizing your worship and prayer life. Jesus tells us plainly this week that we must reflect on the costs of our discipleship, counting our resources and planning to live our commitments to God and others. As we celebrate our homecoming Sunday, we are celebrating our joyful and loving community, but we must also remember to look beyond our friends and family to welcome the new person in our midst, and to respond with hospitality and love to those outside our community at St. Luke’s. This week, we will be presented with opportunities to prioritize those outside our families, and to recommit to our lives following Jesus.
How will you recommit to the Way of Love? How will you enjoy our community while looking out for those who are not yet a part of it?