In thinking about the beginning of Lent this year, it seems in a way that Lent last year never ended, maybe some of you feel the same way… The pandemic hit in the US about a year ago and I remember thinking that observing the ‘rules’ of social distancing / isolation, masks, hand washing, working remotely, worshipping virtually, etc. could be a strange type of Lenten fast.
For the version of Matthias' sermon presented on 1/31/21, please listen to the audio recording.
Lectionary Scripture: Mark 1:21-28
Below are Matthias' sermon notes and some supplemental materials:
It would be a good time to re-start Christian cycle with Jesus’s call to us all: “Change your Mind, Follow Me, Become Fishers of People.” Are we ready, willing or able to actually do those things? When do you find yourself able to meet these challenges, show up and “be the eyes, hands, ears and
In Memphis, my hometown, the Episcopal priest comes down from the altar, walks to the middle of the pews to be with the people, we would all stand and turn our bodies so our shoulders would face the priest and hear the word of God with our whole bodies. Many traditions, including Jewish and Muslim trad
During my sharing I’ll be reading from the First Nations Version of the bible, called “Walking the Good Road.” I learned of this First Nations translation from the Inward-Outward daily meditations and really appreciate how fresh language enlivens the story being told. For example :
Our Suffering Produces Understanding of our Problems and ultimately leads to Transformation to be who God wants us to be and Create the Beloved Community
Good morning friends, community, family. Greetings from my second homeland, El Salvador, where I have been for the last three weeks, and will remain until early April. I am pleased that, although we are physically far apart, we are close together in our hearts and in the spirit.