Wake Up!

...the hour will come -- in fact it is here already -- when true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth

John 4:23
Exodus 17:3-7; Psalms 95:1-2,6-9; Romans 5:1-2,5-8; John 4:5-42

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Third Sunday of Lent, A

A number of years ago someone put together a combined list from the Bureau of Safety Statistics and The National Transportation Safety Board reporting the following U.S. annual accidental death rates and their causes:

*850 by electrical current
*1,000 in bicycle mishaps
*1,452 by accidental gunfire
*3,000 by complications related to medical procedures
*5,000 by fire
*5,300 by accidental poisoning
*11,000 at work
*12,000 by slips and falls
*22,500 at home
*46,000 in auto accidents

Interestingly, someone else has alleged that only one thousandth of one percent of all fatal accidents occur during worship services. Hence, the safest place for you to be is Church!

While I can’t vouch for the accuracy of that particular statistic, I can say with certainty that our physical presence in Church should not necessarily reinforce our sense of security. I would argue that when we come to Church and enter into the worship experience, we are putting ourselves at…

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