May 30 @ 5pm or May 31 @ 9:30am

Solid Ground in Uncertain Times

I suspect we’re all looking for something that can steady us in these days. As we celebrate Pentecost this weekend and remember the power of God that came upon those fearful disciples, I hope that we can be inspired by one of the tools that they used to help them go forward. It was courage. The spirit of God gave them courage to move ahead with the message of Christ and to share it even in the face of dissension and ridicule.

One of the early stories of courage is of Peter & John (Acts 4). People took notice of their courage, we’re told, because they realized that they were just ordinary people, not trained or educated, but ordinary people. And the courage of these ordinary people inspired those around them and gave them a steadiness that they had been looking for. 

In worship I’ll invite you to look at courage, especially as we think about big decisions that have to be made for our community and state. How do leaders make courageous decisions for the well-being of all when it creates hardships for individuals? It’s the age-old dilemma of “Me vs We”.

The article below, from Psychology Today, helps us think about this dilemma in light of the pandemic

Take care and I look forward to worshipping with you!

Pastor Kathy

This Weekend in Worship – May 30 & 31, 2020