This week in our Epiphany sermon series, we consider a promise of God that may intimidate us more than comfort us: the ongoing promise of ministry. If that confuses you, we will think it through more together because it is important for you to know that we all have a ministry! Not just pastors! Our tradition stands on the “priesthood of all believers” (1 Peter 2), whereby every one of us at every age and stage of life, no matter what we have done, no matter how much we may doubt, are called into God’s work of transforming the world. We are also all equipped for our unique work to do! Today we explore these ideas using the Biblical stories of Micah the prophet telling God’s people what God really requires of us and also of Jesus choosing fishermen to be His very first disciples. As we continue on our own journeys, where might God be calling us? Because God has promised a ministry and a purpose for us. Let’s pray about this and walk the path together!
NOTE: Pastor Jessie was out at the last minute with Covid, and so COA Clerk of Session Lawrie Gardner read her sermon and masterfully led the service. Thank you Lawrie!!