This week, we wrap up our journey through Matthew’s gospel. After Jesus has been raised and appeared to the women outside the tomb, the women head out to pass along his instructions to the disciples. And just as Jesus instructed, the disciples climb a mountain in Galilee and find Jesus. This is Jesus’ farewell speech to them, the last words in Matthew. These instructions to go out into the world and lead people back to Christ (and to remember hs is always with us) are referred to as the Great Commission.
When I think of being commissioned for discipleship, it brings to mind for me images of being on the move . . . out serving, speaking, inviting. Sometimes we’re really great at that. Other times, not so much. And a pandemic adds a whole new twist: how do we “go therefore and make disciples of all nations” when we are only supposed to go as far as the grocery store or the doctor’s office these days? Join us as we explore discipleship in a time of pandemic.
Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20
Reflection: “Still Commissioned”
It was such a joy to be with you all over Holy Week and Easter. Please remember that aside from watching worship online, you can join us every Sunday morning at 11 AM, via Zoom. It’s a great opportunity to connect with our community and learn and pray together.
Peace be with you, my beautiful friends,