Called to deep hope | John 12:12-16 & Mark 14:32-15:47 | (It’s a 2-sermonette week.) In the first reflection, we remember Palm Sunday as a protest against domination. Jesus the king is not the glitzy governor; his methods contrast with the Roman machine. And in the second sermonette, we reflect on the price of protesting: Jesus’ arrest, taken into custody, betrayal by his friends, trial before a partial jury, death sentence and execution. The second
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Called to deep growth | Matthew 9:16-17 & Ezekiel 36:26-27 & John 12:23-26 & Jeremiah 31:31-34 | Youth Minister Intern Alysha Argot preaches, asking, “What do you need to let go of so that you can grow?” Find the entire worship service here, on our JSMC YouTube Channel. We livestream from this location every Sunday at 10 am.
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Called to Deep Healing | Numbers 21:4-9 & Ephesians 2:1-10 | Pastoral Intern Shadrack Miyekelo asks, “how do we experience healing in times like these when we have sustained many damages?” His encouragement: “Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus reaches through any circumstances with his deep mercy.” Find the entire worship service here on the JSMC YouTube Channel!
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Called to Deep Wisdom | Exodus 20:1-17 | Former pastor Betsy Hedrick McCrea preaches new life into ancient words/commandments. How do these ancient commandments call you to a new way of living? How do these “sweet words” deepen your commitment to living as God’s people in the world? View the entire worship service on our JSMC YouTube Channel.
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Called to deep commitment | Genesis 12:1-4 | We examine God’s call to step out into the unknown like Abraham and Sarah and “get lost in the woods” to find the blessings God is calling us to share. Find the livestream recording from our James Street Mennonite Church YouTube Channel here.
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