Becoming a Beloved Community: A Matthew 25 journey to the cross

This season Pastor Sue will lead a study using the Presbyterians Today Lenten Devotional: “Becoming a Beloved Community: A Matthew 25 journey to the cross”.  Copies of the devotional have been ordered and will be available in the church office beginning mid-February.

This devotional invites us on a thought-provoking journey to see firsthand how Jesus’ words to “feed the hungry” and “clothe the naked” still change lives today.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of “beloved community” to describe a society where everyone has their needs met. In “Becoming a Beloved Community,” we discover how needs are met when selfless love breaks down racial barriers, gives voice to the voiceless and feeds hungry hearts, souls, and bodies.

Readers are treated to beautiful ancient Christian mosaics throughout the devotional. Just the way mosaics are constructed, we are invited to reflect on how our little tile piece could be added to contribute another dimension to the beloved community where we live.

This devotional itself is also a reflection of a beloved community. It features prayers and reflections by 19 ordained ministers, chaplains, lay pastors and ruling elders from the Presbytery of the Pacific. While the stories they share differ, they all have this in common: a passion for following Jesus. The excitement and commitment found on the pages of “Becoming a Beloved Community” are contagious.

Discussion dates:  Due to limitations put on group gatherings, we are no longer hosting discussion groups at the church.  However, you are encouraged to continue reading the devotionals independently.