Easter 2019: Eastertide 5

Easter 2019: Eastertide 5

Eastertide 2019

When there is no hope, our feet do not move. When there is hope, and possibility, we feel like we can share what is true for us. This was the experience of the first disciples who witnessed the ending of one life and lived into an extraordinary hope that new life was possible. This is a seemingly ridiculous journey of following a nobody from nowhere who changed everything. In the coming weeks we will explore the impact of the resurrection on those who first experienced it. We will also explore what resurrection means for us in our own lives.

Fairfield United Church: the spirited heart of the Fairfield neighbourhood


Upcoming Service

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Theme: Easter 2019 – Eastertide 6
Scripture: Scripture reading:  Acts 16: 6-15
Liturgy: Linda Mulhall
Sunday Message: Rev. Dr. Murray Groom

We sometimes imagine that to be truly “spiritual” we need to devote time on a daily basis to tending our own soul. Imagine our spiritual life is instead woven into the warp and weft of ordinary living? Suppose our spiritual welfare is based on the elder waiting at the bus stop or the kid stocking shelves at the grocery store or the loans officer greeting us at the bank? As Joan Osborne asks, “What if God was one of us?

Questions:

1) Remember a time when you were called upon to trust someone you’d only recently met.
What determined your decision? What was present in them or between you that moved you to step into the relationship or to step away?
2) Imagine you’ve arrived in a strange and foreign city.
What do you do to get oriented to your new surroundings? Where do you go to encounter local people?

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