Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Amazing Grace Sunday

This coming Sunday will be Amazing Grace Sunday - a change to reflect on the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery (in England - 60 years before the US) - and the continuation of slavery elsewhere in the world even today. It is also an opportunity for congregations and individuals to reflect on the connect their faith declarations with the real-world work of bringing about the kingdom of God.

There is a moving 3-minute film ("Story of Amazing Grace") and other resources appropriate for worship and study on the history of the transformative power of Grace, and our call to transform the world. Consider showing it as part of your worship service.

The lectionary scriptures for this coming Sunday deal with the transformation (transfiguration) of Jesus and ourselves. A real-life example of extraordinary transformation would be both instructive and inspiring.

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