As we continue in the liturgical season of Ordinary Time in October, we will consider scriptures from the Book of Exodus and the first letter of Paul to the Thessalonians. We revisit God’s gracious giving of the law at Sinai in the Ten Commandments. We see how, even from the beginning, God’s people had trouble staying focused on God and looked for meaning and direction from other, unreliable sources.
We then begin a five-week series on 1 Thes- salonians. In it’s first two weeks, we show how a young church became an example of faith through a “perseverance that comes from hope” and how Paul conceived of himself as a mother to this early Christian community.