Sunday Reflections: The Walk to Emmaus is a an extraordinary Eucharistic passage as the resurrected Jesus takes the bread, blesses it, breaks it, and gives it to his companions.
It should be comforting that faith isn’t entirely about knowing what happened during Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection; not entirely about having heard another’s testimony; not even entirely about understanding every bit of scripture. These disciples had every opportunity for faith in the ways we would know how to measure. But blessedly, curiously, miraculously, they didn’t really know Jesus in all of those things. They knew Jesus when they’d opened their hearts to a stranger, when they’d shared a meal, when they’d offered hospitality and welcome. It was in being with someone that they came to know the risen Christ. And it is in gathering for the Eucharist, inviting strangers into our own lives, and welcoming people just because we happen upon them that we will grow in faith. It won’t be because of what we know. It’ll be because of what he told us to do: love one another.
Can faith ever be about what we ourselves have learned or heard? Or is a community required if we are to be followers of Christ? (From: Sermons that Work)
Alleluia! Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!
Rector’s Message: Last Week, Parish council met (virtually) and discussed a few matters related to our ministry. We have completed and submitted to the Archbishop’s office the nomination of Leo Golden to the 2020 Order of the Diocese of New Westminster. We will keep you informed as we move closer to the investiture service this fall.
With the hope to resume our in person church services on Sunday, June 14th, I will offer a (virtual) Wednesday Evening Prayer and Bible reflection starting next month, 7:00 – 8:00pm. Details will be sent to you via email starting next week. Please continue to pray for our brother Dave for the lost of our beloved Mavis. Thank you! Louie