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Warts and All

When Oliver Cromwell was presented with his official portrait in 1656, he angrily rejected it. Thinking it would please him, the court painter had omitted Cromwell’s unsightly facial warts.

“Take it away”, he demanded, “and paint me as I am, warts and all.”

In this week’s Gospel, Mark unabashedly paints Jesus’ disciples warts and all…bent by ambition and jealousy.

Why’d he do this? Mark had a very ancient (and biblical) way of understanding human nature, which actually aligns seamlessly with what Jesus went on to tell them about the upside-down nature of true greatness.

See you Sunday.

Steve+


Service Day - Yard Work & Lunch

Thank to all who have expressed an interest in this upcoming service day! We will be tending to the outside spaces at the Fahnestock home, making it safe and easier to get around in the winter. All the tools we’ll need are already there.

We will begin work at 9am promptly so please arrive early. We will eat lunch at 12pm

The address is:

6440 Elibank Dr.
Elkridge, MD 21075

It takes about 40 minutes to drive there from Annapolis.

Please take a minute to look at the food signup form here to think about bringing breakfast snacks, coffee, or lunch items!

Ian.


New & Upcoming

  • Wednesday Evening Prayer: An informal spoken service with discussion. Beginning September 26, 7:00PM. 32 Munroe Court, Annapolis. steve@redeemerannapolis.org.

  • Thursday Evensong: Includes sung Psalms, a hymn, and Bible study. 126a Main Street (above Kilwins) at 6:30pm. ian@redeemerannapolis.org.

  • Second Sunday Sandwiches: November 11.

  • Service Day - Yard Work & Lunch: Saturday October 20 9am-1pm. Sign up.

  • Annual Church Meeting: December 2.