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Tuesday
Sep222015

Sukkot at St. Mark's Church

Please join us for a Fall Picnic: October 4th @ 4:30 pm, as we give thanks to God for his provision for us.

  • We will be eating outside in our own Sukkah with live music.
  • The main course will be provided - please sign up to bring a side dish!  
  • RSVP in Cranmer Hall or by writing: st.marksrec@gmail.com 

What is Sukkot & how might Christians celebrate it? 

 Sukkot (pronounced ‘sue-coat’) is a biblical feast of thanksgiving commanded by God to help Israel remember how he provided for their needs after the exodus from Egypt.  In the book of Leviticus we read that this feast was commanded by God as a “statute forever” (Leviticus 23:41) to thank God for his provision in the wilderness.

Celebrating this biblical feast gives us a unique opportunity to thank God for his provision for us in the past and to reaffirm our faith in him to provide for us today (giving us our daily bread) as well as in the future. 

This is also an occasion to thank God for his spiritual provision, for we were in a spiritual desert (i.e. dead in our sins!), but God provided living water for us through sending his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to suffer death on the cross that we may have "life in his name" (St. John 20:21). Thanks be to God for this great salvation!