Last spring, Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins and Orville Rogers each broke world records for the 60 meter dash. They were 102 and 100 years old, respectively. Watch here. (Seriously, it’ll be worth your minute and 21 seconds.)
American society places a lot of emphasis on the value of youth, but the elderly members of our society have much to offer that is often overlooked. You don’t have to break world records at track and field to contribute in your golden years. And one of the places that is most evident, or should be, is the church.
Our passage for Sunday, offers the tale of Jesus’ presentation in the temple for his circumcision. There Jesus encounters the prophetess Anna, who we’re told was “very old” – 84 to be exact (which may or may not be “very old” to you). She practically lives in the temple, and the moment she sees Jesus offers praise and words about the impending redemption of Jerusalem.
Join us this Sunday as we explore the truly unique position the church holds in our society as an intergenerational community. We’ll pay special attention to the ways older adults play a particularly important part in our life together, even when that part may be different than in their younger years.
This is our first sermon in part two of our Faces of our Faith series, which explored obscure Old Testament characters in the fall and will take us on a journey to discover New Testament characters this spring.
- Scripture: Luke 2:22-38
- Sermon: “Faces of our Faith: Anna”
I for one am continually grateful for the members of DHPC, who have circled the sun lots and lots, and whose contributions over the years, and presence and contributions right this minute enrich our family of faith each day.
I look forward to worshipping with you all,