New Vision Notes Thursday April 6 2017

As Lent broadens out into Holy Week so our own life stories converge for a moment with the passion of Jesus. One of the ways that we enable this convergence is through letting ourselves go into the passion story this Sunday coming. The Word will not be broken open this Sunday: the telling of the passion of Jesus will break upon us as it will; as it does, indeed, each year of our lives, full of love, full of hope.

Stick around after worship on Sunday for a pay-as-you-may community meal of turkey or ham and all the trimmings.

There is an interesting documentary being screened for free at the Art Gallery next Wednesday evening at 7 pm: The Pass System describes an illegal system of keeping indigenous persons on their reserves in Canada that was in place for more than 60 years from 1885. Segregation in Canada.

We will be holding our footwashing, commemoration of the last supper of Jesus and the disciples, followed by “worship in the shadows” next Thursday at 7 pm in the upper narthex.

On Good Friday consider joining the ecumenical Stations of the Cross Walk for Social Justice for a few hours in the afternoon. It begins at 2 pm at New Vision, wends its way through the downtown to First-Pilgrim Church, and concludes with soup and buns at First-Pilgrim, courtesy of Dismas Fellowship.

See you Sunday ~

Rev. Ian