Laura Sportack led us to look more closely at the Gospel accounts of the two rebels who were crucified on either side of Jesus. She referred to James L. Griffith’s book, Religion That Heals, Religion That Harms, which suggests that we evaluate the quality of our relatedness to those outside our “in” groups. In Exclusion and Embrace, Miroslav Volf says that we are enriched by reflections of others in our personality. Evil deeds can’t be tolerated, but Jesus discriminated in favour of the criminal at his side who spoke the truth. Laura encouraged us to follow Jesus’ example and listen to, witness to, and bless the Other, rather than perpetuate a “Us vs. Them” mentality. [KH]

Service Details

Passage: John 19:18, 31b-33; Mark 15:25-32; Luke 23:32-43;

Communion: No

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Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Laura Sportack

Worship Leader: Alice Klassen

Song Leader: Andre Pekovich

Pianist: Rosemary Bell

Usher: Henry Neufeld

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Sunday School Team

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