Interpreting the ‘Our Father’ Sunday At TOTH

Father Gary and Mother Alicia. Photo by TK Thompson
 
Interpreting the “Our Father”
By LISA ROTHROCK

Ever spoken, recited, chanted, meditated on, or prayed the “Our Father” and thought, “Huh?” For example, why do we say an expanded “Our Father” over what Matthew 6:9-15 says? Why do we have such variable phrases for the same words, such as “Our Father who is in heaven, uphold the holiness of your name” instead of “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name”? And then we have “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”

FREE community dinner. Photo by TK Thompson

Hm. If God is good, why would we pray that He not lead us into temptation?

This Sunday evening, Oct. 26, at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Father Gary will be addressing some of these questions—he LOVES teaching about the Bible! EVERYONE is welcome to come help rock the house of God. We’ll have yummy food, great music, and a great teaching.

Join us at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church for a FREE community dinner and contemporary worship service. Dinner begins at 5:15 p.m., followed at 6:07 p.m. with the service and a live praise-and-worship band—come see what we’re all about!

And be sure to visit our website at latoth.org.

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