“He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.” Matthew 8: 17b
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Each of us is created a precious and holy vessel of embodied love. We have been through a harrowing time since last Lent that has shattered our sense of wholeness–body, mind, and spirit–like a glass vessel fractured into pieces. In this Lenten “season of recovery” for our physical, communal, mental, intellectual, and environmental health, we will explore the healing narratives of Jesus that tell of divine solidarity with human suffering and remind us that we can begin a journey toward making something beautiful from that which is seemingly broken. Beach glass offers us a multifaceted symbol of this transformative process.
This Second Sunday in Lent, Pastor, Peter Ilgenfritz will preach his sermon, “Safe Keeping” and explore Matthew 8: 5-13. God gathers us as a Beachcomber gathers and marvels at every precious surviving piece of beach glass she finds. We are never alone; we are never lost to the One who seeks humanity’s wholeness. We affirm our commitment to be the Body of Christ that knows we cannot be personally healed until we see the interconnected community as part of the process of healing. Jesus has the power to re-vision the family of God in which false boundaries are overcome. In a year of devastating loss of livelihood, we consider the economic health that re-imagines status quo.
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