Good Question – A Sermon Series for Summer 2020
People today have questions. Including questions about God, faith, Scripture, and Christian community. During the summer months, the pastoral team here at St. Catharines United Mennonite Church plans to preach a sermon series based on questions that have been submitted by you.
These can be questions you have always wondered about, but were too afraid to ask. Questions you’ve wanted to ask, but feel embarrassed about. Questions that you feel everyone is struggling with right now, or questions that you like you are the only one wrestling with. Questions you might feel are silly, or questions that scare you. Questions that have caused you doubt, or questions about things that confuse you.
While we welcome opportunities to connect, questions can be submitted anonymously – either by returning the postcard you might have received, or through our church’s website. No one will ever be identified, and there is no expectation that you attend a service. You can simply follow along and listen in to the series online, if you prefer.
People today have questions, and we want to hear them. Suggestions will be received and reviewed by our worship planning team. We recognize that we won’t be able to respond to everything, in sermon form. And we certainly don’t claim to have all the answers. The Christian life is a pilgrimage of faith, not a project of certainty. All the same, we believe that we can grow in understanding and grace. We want to hear from you, humbly and prayerfully offering what we can, as we engage the conversation together.
Please note that the deadline for submissions has now passed.
“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And yet these three remain: faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:12-1
A Way Through the Wilderness – A Sermon Series for Summer 2020, Beginning in August
For many, this season of life has felt like time spent in the wilderness. We think about what we have left behind, remembering what it was like before all of this. We wonder where we might be going, and what things might be like when we get to the other side.
Wilderness can be a lot of things. It can be a place in which we feel lost, and struggle to find a sense of direction. It can be harsh and bare, as a landscape – a place deprived of elements that we feel are necessary for life. It is a place where we might be content to spend a little while, but not a place we would want to call home.
But wilderness can also be other things. It can be a place of quietness, solace and solitude. It can be place of beauty, wonder, learning and rest. A place where abundance is discovered, resources are found, relationships deepen, and encounter takes place.
Over the month of August, our pastoral team will be exploring the wilderness journey of the people of ancient Israel, as we find it in the book of Exodus. We’ll follow them from the Red Sea to Mount Sinai as we reflect on our own wilderness experiences as God’s people in these uncertain times.