Topic

“Serving a crucified king” was Hannah Dutko’s topic last Sunday. The theme of kingship is strong throughout the Bible. Kings are often seen as strong, powerful, aloof and distant, but God is different, she said. The Lord is king; righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne. Jesus, who in the form of God emptied himself, washed his disciple’s feet and spent a night talking with Nicodemus. His disciples kept asking Jesus when he was going to restore the kingdom of Israel and Jesus replied that his followers would have power through the Holy Spirit. Hannah said the Bible does not solve the problem of evil; rather we are called to ease suffering and thereby bring in the kingdom of God. We are challenged to become agents of change. Paul Thiessen quoted Mother Theresa: “We all have the duty to serve God where we are called to do so. I feel called to serve individuals, to love each human being. My calling is not to judge the institutions. I am not qualified to condemn anyone. I never think in terms of a crowd, but of individual persons. If I thought in terms of crowds, I would never begin my work.” [HN]

Service Details

Passage: Ac 16:16-34; Ps 97; Rev 22:12-21; Jn 17:20-26

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event: Ascension Sunday

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Hannah Dutko

Worship Leader: Paul Thiessen

Song Leader: Rosie Perera

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Edward Epp

Childrens Feature Leader:

Hospitality

Bring Flowers: Peter & Helga

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: