No the church isn’t jumping on the Black Friday sales wagon this week. The Black Friday our Sunday sermon title refers to is the last day of Jesus’ life and ministry. This is the day Christ was crucified and it is the day we’ve now entered in our journey through Mark’s gospel. The “deal” refers to the deal Pilate made with the Sanhedrin and the multitude to release Barabbas and crucify Jesus. This is a story of the love of God doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. The guilty man was set free and the innocent man condemned. That is something to meditate on and be thankful for.
I pray that you all have a great day of Thanksgiving tomorrow. We will have Christian formation classes at the normal time of 9:15 AM this Sunday and worship at 10:30 AM. A special time of fellowship, to give God thanks for Elizabeth Biron’s 97th birthday, will follow the service in the vestry. A great way to share Jesus is by inviting a friend to church. Ask someone this week!