LENTEN MEDITATION SERIES
March 10: Dr. Allyson Carr, Associate Secretary, Justice Ministries – “Doves in the Temple? Jesus flips some tables”
Passages where Jesus is described clearing the Temple are often difficult to interpret, when we are not used to seeing images of Jesus being angry or using physical force. In this sermon, we will look at Mark’s telling of Jesus driving merchants out of the Temple, along with why Jesus says he does it, to better understand how his actions here speak also of God’s love.
March 17: Rev. Glynis Williams, Associate Secretary, International Ministries – “Lent in the Time of Pandemic”
Starting with Jesus’ declaration as the light of the world, we will see how following Jesus can lead us out of darkness and fear, into the light of life. With illustrations from global partners, Malawi, Nepal and Lebanon, stories of insight, love and courage, which we Presbyterians are a part of, will be shared.
Rev. Glynis Williams is the Associate Secretary of International Ministries connecting with global mission partners in 30 countries on four continents. Prior to this work, she worked as the Director of a refugee ministry, supported by the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
Carragh Erhardt is the Program Coordinator, Sexuality and Inclusion with the national office of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, serving as a resource person for ministries within the denomination as they seek to become more welcoming and inclusive of LGBTQI+ people. Previously, Carragh served the church through her work with Justice Ministries, with a focus on supporting healing and reconciliation initiatives and Indigenous rights advocacy. Carragh is a relationship builder and enjoys facilitating creative, engaging, and meaningful conversations on challenging issues as they relate to the church.
Advent Meditation Series
The 2020 Advent Meditation Series
“Incarnation: Of Bodies and Viruses”
with the Rev. Dr. Nicholas Athanasiadis – December 2, 9 and 16
Part 2 – “Why Human? Why Body?”
Part 3 – “Embodiment and the Pandemic”