Welcoming All, Empowered by Christ, Sent Forth to Serve

February 10, 2019 message: “Looking for Light”

We’ll look at four films in this season of Epiphany when we celebrate God coming in Jesus to bring salvation for all of the world.  Though our faith in Jesus Christ is grounded in Scripture, the arts, including literature and films profoundly influence how we think about and understand God. When characters long or yearn for something, when they celebrate, all of these moments can be viewed through a lens of prayer even though the character may not address God directly. (Larsen)

Grief and loss can overwhelm us and drive us to feel hopeless, but God’s love and care don’t leave when we struggle. Journeying through grief can bring us to places of deeper understanding of God’s care now, hope for the promise of eternal life, and the grace we receive from others.

Pastor Mary’s message is based on Matthew 5: 13-16, John 8: 12, and the film, “Mary Poppins Returns.” To read it, click here.