The gospel this week is from Mark. Mark is the gospel closest to the events marking the life of Jesus. It was written about 30 or 40 years after the resurrection. It’s also written in simple language unlike the other gospels. The writer would have made a great witness in a trial and I find his account of the life of Jesus very reliable. The passage we will be reading Sunday is right at the start of the story as well.

We are at the beginning of the 2024 story too. (Not the church year. That started with Advent at the beginning of December.)

This is going to be a fabulous year. We have made great progress in the past year, and I think the sky’s the limit for this coming year. So many things are in the works.

So let’s all keep our church in prayer as we begin, and as we move through the year. God’s plan for us is even better than we can imagine right now. Keep your eyes open and hang on to your hats!

It’s going to be great.