So, what are you doing on Sunday morning?
If you’re going to be in the Guelph area then I’d like to invite you to drop around to Westminister-St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. The regular Sunday service starts at 10:30am.
If you do you’ll get a chance to hear yours truly give a little presentation called “At the Marriage Feast with Mordecai .” What is it? I’ll let the church bulletin explain…
The presentation Dennis will do, offers a midrash (a Jewish story amplifying a biblical text) on the text of John 2: 1-11 (the wedding feast at Cana, where Jesus performs his first miracle – turning water into wine). The story is told from the perspective of a participant at the marriage feast, specifically one, Mordecai, uncle of the groom. This original presentation, researched, written and recounted by Dennis Gray, fills in much of the cultural detail around Jewish marriage that John’s first readers would, of course, have known, but which most readers of John’s gospel today do not.
I’m not a big fan of blowing my own horn, but hey, one needs to get the word out somehow. Besides, I’d like to get the chance to meet some of you and that’s only going to happen if you know where I’ll be. So please, drop on by and introduce yourself.
Here’s a map showing where to find WSP.
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Until next time… see you in church.