First, as you know, our church is led by elders in active service including me, called the session. In the past we've found it helpful for session to read something and discuss it together during our meetings. We're doing that again this year. In the past I've either bought the books for the elders or asked them to buy the books themselves, but this seems to me to put an extra burden on people who are already sharing a lot with the church through a significant time commitment. So I'd love it if other folks in the community would be willing to sponsor a book for an elder. You can either buy the book and bring it to church in the next couple of weeks or just let me know you are willing to help and write me a check/give me the money and I'll order the book. Let me know if you'd like to help; we need 6 more books and each book is about 18 dollars.
Today's reading continues Paul's discussion of the right to support that an apostle has. He writes how important it is for him not to take advantage of his rights so he can proclaim the gospel more freely. To reach the most people we need to be willing to step out of our comfort zone and go where people are.