This week, Pastor Andrea Fluegel and Barb Zima discuss a relatively familiar scripture text from the Gospel of John. In Jesus' farewell discourse, following the foot washing of the disciples and telling Peter that he will deny Jesus three times, Jesus gives the disciples words of comfort. He tells them to not let their heart be troubled and that he has prepared a place for them in God's kingdom. He also uses the word "dwell" and "abide." What does it mean to dwell or abide with the Trinity? How will we know "the way"? What does all of this mean to the disciples of Jesus, including us today?
"Heart of the Matter" is a seven-week series concluding with the Festival Day of Pentecost. Easter is not just a day. It is a whole season of time when we remember and celebrate that the Spirit of Jesus lives on in each of us. So over the next few weeks, we are worshiping and praising God as the early disciples (later apostles) did, in their homes with glad and generous hearts, breaking bread, and having the goodwill of all people. It is in this way, that we are connected. We are connected through the love and grace of Jesus. Worship script by Marcia McFee and Worship Design Studio.