Words for the Week – December 13, 2018

Last week, we heard how, when Mary found out she was pregnant, she asked, “How can this be?”

In the face of seemingly impossible odds, it’s easy to become hopeless.  The question “how can this be” turns in to “this is too hard…I’m giving up.” 

The gift of faith comes to us in the midst of hopeless times and spurs us to a faith beyond answers.   Mary’s faith moved her from questioning “how can this be” to trusting that “with God, nothing is impossible.”  May God give you the faith to move in that direction too.  

Listen to the sermon here.

This week is the Christmas pageant.  It’s always a delight to hear the good news of Jesus birth as told by children. 

A children’s pageant reminds us that Jesus was a child. He probably needed snacks and redirection and help with his lines. He also needed care and nurture and someone to say “great job!” 

We all need those things.  Dependency is often seen as a negative thing, but to be human is to be dependent.  Our children remind us that those who are the most dependent often reflect God’s love most radiantly. 

Note: All children, not just members of Peace, are welcome to participate. 

If you have relatives, neighbors or friends that you think might like to be part of a pageant, please invite them to join.  They just need to be here by 9:15 am and plan to stay through 10:30 am worship.  If you are reading this and haven’t been to Peace for a while but would like to come, please know you’ll be greeted with warmth and rejoicing.

See you in church,

Pastor Sarah