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Saint Clare Pastoral Center
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Sunday, August 19, 2017
The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
10:00 am - Mass
Coffee Social will Follow

Scripture Readings for Sunday
Proverbs 9: 1-6; Psalm 34: 2-7; Ephesians 5: 15-20John 6: 51-58

Scripture identifies the Lord God with wisdom in several of its passages. Those who are wise hunger for God and come near the Lord to grow and to serve him. The sensible life of those who are wise and grow in the Lord is about always reflecting God's will. In his letter to the Ephesians, Saint Paul invites us all to be prudent and sensible; this echoes the words of Jesus, who is the real bread from heaven and who gave his life for ours, surrendering to the will of the Father so he could become our nourishment and strength. The Lord's wisdom helps us make decisions rooted in our faith and aids us in discovering the font of our lives in the sacraments of the Church. Parish groups would do well in their weekly gatherings to explore the contrast between the wisdom of the world, as they perceive it, and the wisdom God calls us to through his Word. What does it mean for us Christians to be wise from our faith, hope, and charity?

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"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains
in me and I in him, says the Lord."
  (John 6:56)

Music for Sunday
Here at this Table; Bread for the World;
Gift of Finest Wheat; Alleluia! Raise the Gospel.

"Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth:
break forth into joyful songs of praise!"
(Psalm 98:4 NIV)

Rev. Jack R. Miller
"Properly Launched"

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Thought for the Week - Inspired by Native American Sayings
"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave behind." (Dakota)

Upcoming Dates to Remember

August 18th - Anniversary of Rev. Liz's Ordination as a Priest - 2012
August 21st - FCC Men's Breakfast
August 26th - National Dog Day
August 29th - FCC Gal's night Out
September 3rd - Labor Day Holiday
September 5th - Back to School

See you Sunday Where Everyone is Welcome!

Contact Information
308 Barry Loop, Mount Vernon, WA 98274
(360) 982-2446 Phone / (360) 899-4632 Fax

Rev. Jack - (360) 318-6068 Cell
Rev. Liz - (360) 510-9081 Cell