As we continue our Epiphany focus on “Baptism and Rebirth,” we consider Jesus’ teaching that follows on his inaugural sermon in Nazareth. He draws attention to two stories from the Hebrew Bible – the widow of Zarephath and Naaman the leper. Both stories tell of obedience and courage in the midst of trying circumstances. Both stories expand the boundaries of the community within which God is present and active. Both stories reveal God’s generous provision even when it appears all is lost. Notably, it’s this teaching that lands Jesus in hot water and incites the crowd to violence! How do these words make us feel and how might these words inform our understanding of baptism, rebirth, and the boundary lines that define the people of God?
Speaker: Sherri Guenther Trautwein
Friday, January 28 9:30 am
Tuesday, February 1 10:00 am
Zoom Meeting ID: 628 795 955
Direct link: zoom.us/j/628795955
*Note: please contact Anke or the church office to receive the passcode
Everyone is welcome to enjoy a coffee and join in the conversation about the topic of the day. Young and old, come and share your wisdom.
Wednesday, February 2 9:30 am
We value a deep and transforming personal relationship with God, a relationship expressed in joyful and sincere devotion to God and in mutual service to one another.
We celebrate the rich variety of gifts and perspectives in our church, striving for unity with one heart and one mind by the Spirit of God.