Think of it: A sermon becomes a sermon when listeners in the pew take it to heart. Baptism becomes real as the unbaptized are brought to the font and the church community commits itself to nurture the new believers. The Eucharist takes effect as open hands receive the bread and the wine. And so all of us come together, drawn by faith to the word and sacraments. We are an inseparable communion of saints. We build together. And we treasure what has been built. It’s been that way since Pentecost. And it will continue that way until Jesus comes again.
This message is adapted from “You Are on the Committee” written by Marj Leegard in the June 1992 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine. Today we remember Mary, Martha and Lazarus of Bethany along with Olaf, King of Norway, martyr, who died in 1030.