Sue Nickel (Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries) pointed out how the Apostle Paul’s call to rejoice and not worry about anything in Philippians 4 seems infeasible in the face of chronic depression, especially one triggered by deep trauma. In the loneliness of such pain, we can take comfort that our worth as a human being is based on nothing more than being a beloved, chosen, and forgiven child of God. As we come alongside those with mental health challenges, we can avoid stigmatizing their need for treatment and share how the example of Jesus offers the light of hope in all circumstances. [KH]

Soul Hope - calligraphy on pulpit

Service Details

Passage: Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 5:15 -26; Philippians 4:4-9

Communion: No

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Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Sue Nickel

Worship Leader: Laura Eriksson

Song Leader: Andre Pekovich

Pianist: Rosemary Bell

Usher: Diane Ehling

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