Last Sunday we launched into our Fall Worship Series “The Gospel according to Everyone”. With photos taken by Cedar Parkers gracing the worship slides, we were also blessed with the visual feast of Kitty Lamb’s paintings. For Kitty, painting is a way to connect creatively with creation and with Scripture. As she said in her “Gospel” – having been raised Baptist, the Biblical text is often something that comes to mind when she’s painting.
Cathie Weldon shared her gospel, of God finding her in the midst of the destruction on her family’s wooded property in New Brunswick, caused by Hurricane Arthur. Sometimes we expect God to be in the whirlwind (a reminder of the prophet Ezekiel), but in this situation, God was present in 24 jars of homemade strawberry jam, and the caring gesture of a neighbour.
This coming Sunday, our Gospellers will be Peter Forton – whose professional work is in investment and equity fund management – who will tell us of a God-given shift in his career to use his skill alongside Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. Alongside Peter will be the Gospel talents of bread bakers and music makers, as we celebrate Worldwide Communion Sunday.