Coins for the Building Fund: March 19 at 10am

March 19 2023, 10am
In our story this week, the Jewish people return to their homeland after nearly fifty years of exile in Babylon. Fifty years in a foreign country meant children had been born and grown and had children of their own, none of them knowing the majesty or ritual of the Temple. Restoration and rebuilding require work, attention to detail, the investment of the entire community. The first place the assembly goes is the site of the house of the Lord. What remains? Rubble? Remnants of objects once used in worship? Imagine the mix of emotions upon seeing what was once the center of their lives, destroyed, but soon to be restored. Have you ever had to re-build your life? How are we called to build, and re-build, our life of faith together?