A Word from Pastor Neta
September 30th, 2021
Sunday is World Communion Sunday. Some churches celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday, others, like ours, less often. This day, all over the world, Christians gather at the Table to remember that despite our many differences, we are all disciples of Jesus Christ. Knowing the reality of human life, the struggles we sometimes have to remember what unites us instead of what divides us, we have come to add the Peacemaking offering to this particular day. Read Christian history and you know that we have sometimes reacted violently to those who understand our calling in ways that are different from our own. Over the years our own denomination has disagreed in rather disagreeable ways. I have served churches that were divided by anger and mistrust. I think of Jesus weeping over Jerusalem on that last journey, “If only you knew the things that make for peace.” Watching our own angry and divided country, does he weep for us?
Coming to this Table this Sunday should renew us in the challenge to find peace, not just for ourselves, but for others, for our country, for our world.
Neta Lindsay Pringle