Pentecost at Richmond Emmanuel Church included a powerful time of inter-generational worship and a celebration of the fruit of the Spirit through art.
Our morning service on March 19th was a reminder from Psalm 107 about the psycho-dynamic space we find ourselves in when we make anything other than God the great passion and love of our life. We then had the opportunity to remember Patrick who escaped slavery in Ireland only to return as an impassioned evangelist. Patrick trained twelve followers who not only brought worship of Christ to the Irish Isle, but also to mainland Europe. A story of escape from the prison of slavery: to freedom: to willingly allow his great love for Christ enslave his heart: to bringing the presence of Jesus to the Celtic peoples. In celebration of St. Patrick's Day we shared a delicious Irish Stew and the company of wonderful friends!
Last weekend Jericho Road Church in Nanaimo held a retreat- we reflected on the initial words and actions of Jesus as he sends his disciples out on mission (Matthew 9:35 – 10:13) and a few things stick out to me as I continue to reflect on that passage.