November 11, 2018
Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett
Readings: Psalm 100 and Mark 12:28-34
In this sermon, we celebrate. Although not all the news is good news, there is so much to celebrate as a congregation. The mid-terms are past us, and there has been much gained and much goodness sustained.
Most importantly, I want to ask us to notice and celebrate the way we, Hope Central, have been fulfilling the ancient Christian mission, as recalled by Jesus from his own ancient’s mission, bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners.
We will celebrate the victory of ensuring the civil rights of our tranfolks, an amen to the civil rights of us all, and our congregation’s participation in that movement. We will celebrate to make visible the sustained efforts of the members of our congregation to provide sanctuary. We will celebrate the existence of our congregation for one more year, so to prepare to exist another year–to continue the work of loving each other, loving the world, and loving God.