A Message from Pastor Kaji

February 9th,2023 Categories: Weekly Letter
Dear Church,

This coming Sunday we are thrilled to be baptizing Josephine Cathers, one of our most faithful in-person worship attenders. Josephine will have many, many guests joining us to offer their blessing in this celebration of the sacrament. I hope that you can join us to offer that blessing, as well.

Our text this week is one of the gospels’ tellings of the story of Jairus’ daughter, as well as the hemorrhaging woman. Both demonstrate different ways Jesus heals. We’ll explore what we need healed and what we would ask for God to heal on behalf of someone else. Consider this as you prepare for Sunday and you’ll be a step ahead!

Can’t wait to see you.

Pax Christi,
Pastor Kaji

Scripture: Matthew 9:18-26 (Year A, p. 124):

18 While Jesus was speaking, suddenly a leader [of the synagogue] came in and prostrated himself, saying, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” 19 And Jesus got up and followed him, along with his disciples. 20 Then suddenly a woman who had been hemorrhaging for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe on his clothing, 21 for she said to herself, “If I could only touch his clothing, I will be healed.” 22 Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take courage, daughter, your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that hour. 23 Then Jesus came to the leader’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a disturbance. 24 He said, “Leave, for the precious girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. 25 But when the crowd had been put out, he went in and took her by the hand, and the precious girl arose. 26 And the news of this spread throughout that district.