March 4

 "Freedom From Want" by Norman Rockwell

"Freedom From Want" by Norman Rockwell

Second Sunday in Lent      

Holy Communion  10:30 a.m.

Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 19. John 2: 13-22

 Text:  “Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”   John 2:16

Sermon:  “Freedom from Want”

Tease:  Jesus’ driving the money changers from the Temple is a classic “speaking truth to power” moment.  Needless to say, it sets up his collision course with the religious leaders of the day.  And yet, confronting established practices is often part of the spiritual journey.  Most of us know Norman Rockwell’s classic painting of a family gathered around a Thanksgiving table as the matron is serving an enormous turkey.  Did you know the quintessential painter of Americana was, in reality, speaking a pointed truth to the powers of his day?