Advent reminds us that if we say we have no sin the truth is not in us. More importantly, though, as we repent we look for God to intervene. To intervene in our hearts, the hearts of others, and the hearts of our leaders. We look for God to give us signs that the world is about to turn, that all is being made well.
You don’t buy your way into heaven, or Jesus’ eternal reward, by being a good person or doing good works. You don’t buy your way into heaven with anything at all. Knowing that Jesus is here, now, among us in spirit and on the margins of society, we are called to love Jesus and one another.
As we move forward in our renewed pledging of our resources, what is the call we are answering? Each one of us – young and not so young. Bishop Rickel reminds us that we actually do not own anything. All things come of thee o lord, and of thine own have we given thee.
Jesus telling his disciples that there may be some delay in his return, is letting them know that following him is a lifelong work of accepting the gospel.
Spiritual Stitchers invites the congregation to join in our Epiphany Project. Knit, crochet, or shop for winter hats, scarves, and or gloves/mittens to be donated to Clothes for Kids which provides support for Snohomish Co. school children and their families. Clothes for Kids was very pleased to hear of our project and will be looking forward to our Epiphany …
Join us in helping low income families in our local area to have a better Thanksgiving by contributing to the Thanksgiving Food Baskets outreach. We have six families headed by working or disabled/older adults that have historically relied on us for a little help to enjoy a nicer holiday. We want to send each family …
While our homeless and hungry neighbors are being provided with bags of staples, produce and bakery items each Saturday morning at Trinity Lutheran Lynnwood, now that the colder weather is upon us some of our neighbors are also struggling to keep warm and dry. Neighbors in Need is asking for some basic clothing necessities for …
Choosing to be baptized into Christ’s death and resurrection — and to reaffirm that deed and those promises — is to choose to live the life of a peacemaker, one who knows God’s reign is close at hand. It’s to choose to hunger and thirst for what is right and to mourn our collective brokenness and to be comforted and filled because it doesn’t have to be this way. It is not this way.
Aspen Perry is a member of the Bishop’s Committee at St. Hilda St. Patrick, and is a senior in high school. She read a sermon by the Rev. Cn. Anna Sutterisch, who is the Canon for Christian Formation in the Diocese of Ohio, working with children, youth and young adults and serving as the Chaplain at Bellwether Farm Camp.
Whether we’re us in the United States or the Hebrews wandering the desert processing their generational trauma and learning how to follow God God hasn’t left us and doesn’t leave us.