Essentially

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This is Rev. Marnie Leinberger’s sermon from Sunday, July 21, 2013. The scripture is Luke 10:38-42. In our service we read from the New Revised Standard Version and from The Message, a modern interpretation by Eugene Peterson. We read both with the hope that our understanding will be enriched.

This is from The Message:
38As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. 39She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said. 40But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do in the kitchen. Later, she stepped in, interrupting them. “Master, don’t you care that my sister has abandoned the kitchen to me? Tell her to lend me a hand.” 41The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. 42One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.”

The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.

Due to technical difficulties we don't have the audio of the sermon. You can read it by downloading the .pdf at this link.