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“Whatever I say I believe about peace or the just use of force must be lived to the best of my ability in my everyday life. When do I prioritize peace at some cost to myself? When do I use my power to protect the innocent? What am I doing for those in communities most affected by war and violence?”
These were some of my closing thoughts last Sunday in the sermon When Christians Disagree: War and Peace. We looked at Jesus’ words from Matthew 5:38-44, and talked about pacifism and just war, and the Scriptures and theology behind each viewpoint.
If you missed the sermon, you can always find our audio recordings online at www.skycrest.net/resources
If you’re interested in the topics of this series and want to do a bit more reading, I’d recommend Adam Hamilton’s book Seeing Grey in a World of Black and White. There are several copies available to borrow from the curriculum section of our church library.
I look forward to seeing you next Sunday as we continue with our series. Groups, SkyKids, Nursery, are all back in the swing of things for 2018! So I hope to see you, 9:45 a.m. or 11 a.m.
We will be delivering half of our Christmas Eve offering to Skycrest Elementary School this week, as we kick off a new partnership with them as our closest neighborhood school. They are thrilled that we are donating $1,000+ toward financial assistance for field trips and classroom supplies. Look for more information coming soon on how you can volunteer hands-on with the school. You can read more about our bishop’s encouragement for churches to partner with local schools here.
Ash Wednesday is coming on February 14th; we will once again have Ashes-to-Go in the morning, and an Ash Wednesday evening service. Easter is Sunday, April 1st, and Holy Week events (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Festival) will take placeMarch 29-31. Make plans now to participate in this meaningful season and invite others to join you.