In Sunday's gospel text, we hear all about Jesus' bad manners. Seeing Zacchaeus clinging to the branches of that sycamore, Jesus calls out to him and simply invites himself over as a house guest! Zacchaeus may not really have intended to get directly involved with this Jesus. He had clambered up that tree only in order to get a good look at this notorious preacher and teacher who caused such a stir.
Now, suddenly, he is being greeted by name and told by this Jesus that he is coming to his house, right now! Perhaps, in the back of his mind, Zacchaeus had hoped he might get his own chance to speak with Jesus. To be sure, his tree-climbing antics seem pretty extreme for a man who claimed only a mild interest in Jesus. But Jesus doesn't wait for Zacchaeus to decide if he would like to offer the hospitality of his home or not - Jesus makes his own invitation. He invites Zacchaeus to host him.
There is no hiding place from God. Zacchaeus thought he could spy on Jesus from his treetop perch without being noticed. But divine eyesight sought him out.
Do you like to hide from God? Or would you really like to get together with Jesus? Invite Him to your house? What would you ask Him? What difference would it make? --Pastor James Cann
Join us this Sunday at 9:30 am
Contemporary Service - Music provided by The Praise Band
God calls us to be disciples of Jesus, reaching out in service and fellowship to share the love of Christ.
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God’s Word in Deep Blue . . .
Living in Christ
Sunday, October 30
4 to 6 pm
All are welcome to join the fun! Children, adorn your costumes and have fun going trick-or-treating from car to car in the parking lot. Adults, decorate your car trunks and hand out candy to the child-ren. After the “candy gather-ing,” ALL will enjoy “chili, chowder, & camaraderie!” There will be awards for the best chili and chowder. Don’t miss this event and the chance to earn the cook-off title!
All Saints Day Remembrance
On All Saints’ Sunday, November 6th, we will remember those who have gone on before us by reading their names at the service. If you would like a dear friend or loved one who has died to be remembered on this day, please provide their name(s) on the insert in the bulletin or by filling out this form by Monday, October 31st.
The United Methodist Church of Westford is seeking a highly motivated Part-Time Director of Children and Youth Ministry to oversee our children, youth, and family ministries and direct the implementation of our vision to reach out in our community. We encourage individuals passionate about sharing God's love with young people and their families to apply. -- Learn More
Saturday November 5th
Would you like to attend a Thanksgiving dinner that you don't have to prepare? The annual Harvest Supper is just for you! The dinner includes turkey and fixings, vegetables, potatoes and gravy, topped off by assorted homemade pies. There will be two seatings, 5 PM and 6 PM on Saturday, November 5th in Fellowship Hall. Tickets are adults $12.50, children 3-12 $6.00, and children under three are free. Please attend and show your support. This is a community-wide event, and all are welcome.
10 Church Street
Westford, MA 01886
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