Joseph Peters-Mathews

Eucharistic Minister and Acolyte Training: August 14

If you’ve ever wanted to assist in liturgical worship in any way — from serving Bread or Wine to carrying a cross, gospel book, candle, holding the presider’s book, ringing bells, anything! — come to church on August 14 and stick around for the Eucharistic Minister and Acolyte Training. The training will begin at 11 …

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July 31: The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Paul tells the Colossians and us that through our baptisms, we can’t be hopeless. “If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”

July 24: The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Throughout this letter Paul has not held back on his critiques but throughout it he has been positive and affirming. He loves the Colossians and that comes through. He also doesn’t want them to think they need to worship or pray to river spirits or angels who have part of God’s divinity alongside Jesus who also has just a part. No, Paul says, all rulers and authorities of the world were created through him. Through his resurrection, they have been shamed and brought into submission.