Today House Republicans in the Ways and Means Committee released details of their plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code. Many would agree the extreme complexity of the tax system in America. Just ask anyone, who regularly gets anxious and overwhelmed by the annual spring tax return process. My wife, who is the smartest person I know, finds filing taxes a hair pulling activity. Yet, taxes are a regular part of our lives. Benjamin Franklin famously wrote in 1789, "Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
Our church had the privilege to celebrate communion together for the first time as a church. We plan to make this a regular part of our weekly worship service. However, you will notice that we ask a series of questions before taking communion together.