Sunday, June 28, 2020 11:00 AM
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Virtual Church – Online
Scriptures include: Psalm 89:1-4,15-18 and Matthew 10:40-42
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Sent and Welcomed”
In our Gospel lesson for this week, Jesus tells the disciples that they are being sent to tell the Good News of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection. But, he says, it won’t always be a welcome story that’s received well. Sometimes, though, they will be welcomed with great hospitality: those who offer even a cup of cold water to these disciples will receive a blessing from God. I wonder what this text might mean for us as we learn how to best be on mission in the world, outside of our church building’s walls, where our faith won’t always be welcomed, where we might even find resistance to it. I also wonder what it means for us as we open our doors to those who are only just learning about Christianity, who want to share in faith with us – and might even have something new to teach us about faith. Will we offer the kind of hospitality Jesus expects of us?
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