This continues to be a time of tumult nationally and one where it is all the more important that we gather for prayer and the breaking of bread.
This week we commemorate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the same reverence we would accord a saint. Some churches that have a formal process for doing so in modern times, like the Episcopal Church, have accorded him this status. Whether or not we use the traditional religious language, we can likely agree that Dr. King’s influence continues even beyond his death. What he spoke 50 years ago speaks to us still. If he had not been assassinated at the age of 39, we might be celebrating his 92nd birthday this weekend.
Join us on Sunday as we celebrate his life and legacy and how he speaks to us today. My sermon is based on 1 Samuel 3:1-10 and John 1:43-51. I will also include testimony from the landmark case Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education that I learned for Dr. Cindy Acker’s play that speaks about the evils of segregation, then and now. I hope you’ll join us for this event and for Monday’s events relating to the MLK Jr. Multifaith Day of Service. (Information about how to do so can be found below).
I want to especially commend all of our members who have made this Day of Service possible, particularly this year for hundreds of participants throughout the county.
Hope to see you this weekend!
Rev. Jim Mitulski