Barbara Nickel, a former attender at PGIMF, presented a diversity of provocative thoughts on a vital passage of servanthood beginning with Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. Drawing on parallels with the Parable of the Lost Son, Barb evoked a God of love who has boundless patience with us, even as we demonstrate every day the imperfection of our creation. Her poetry opened the boundaries of worship further to evoke texture and sensation to express love of God and creation, as well as that of Margaret Avison. It is always truly a treat to hear the author of a work speak the thoughts that led to the creation of the work, and this was especially so with Barb’s poetry, which opens clearly when the meaning behind the words is made clear. Special music by her sons set the mood of introspection, allowing the group to consider the aspects of God’s love as expressed in servanthood from many different viewpoints.

Service Details

Passage: Jn 13:3-8 (NIV), Ps 139:7-12

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event: Lent IV

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Barbara Nickel

Worship Leader: Veronica Dyck

Song Leader: J Evan Kreider

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Erika Hannan

Childrens Feature Leader:


Bring Flowers: Annie Funk

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: