Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be holding 10:30 worship and all programming online rather than in person.
You can stay up to date with Fairmont’s plans for moving forward by clicking HERE. Thank you for your patience and compassion, and for being the body of Christ.
Casual Worship Service – 8:30am, Fellowship Hall
Traditional Worship Service – 10:30am, Sanctuary
***Please note that until further notice, seating is limited at the 8:30 service and the 10:30 service will be held via live stream only.
Reflection on Scripture
Romans 10: 5-17
The early church had a problem: Jews–or more precisely the lack of them. God became incarnate in Jewish flesh to a very Jewish family in a Jewish village. Jesus grew up to become a Jewish Messiah fulfilling Jewish prophecy and law. All his followers were Jews and his brother James was known for being particularly devout. And yet, the church did not really catch on among the Jews. Instead, it caught on with the people they least expected, gentiles. So, what was going on? What was God up to? And even more unsettling, what did this mean for God promises to the patriarchs and Moses long ago? Was the covenant done?
Paul, a learned albeit sometimes slightly neurotic rabbi, directly addresses this question in the middle of his letter to the church in Rome. In Romans 9-11 Paul lays out the relationship between God’s twin creations: Israel and the Church. Paul explains exactly what is up with Israel, its purpose and its destiny. And those answers are deeply intertwined in the mission and identity of Christ.
More immediately for our current predicament, lots of people are wondering where God is in the midst of this Pandemic. Paul has some concrete answers, promises so concrete, you can build you life on them.