The past week my fiancé and I drafted an outline for the content of our wedding ceremony. There are a couple of unique features to it. One of my all-time favorite songs is “The Wedding” by the South African jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, so I slipped that into the prelude. In addition, my fiancé and I often like to communicate with each other via love notes, so at three places in the ceremony, poems and prayers that we have included in past notes will be read.
New Testament Reading-Mark 6: 1-6
I decided that for my sermon today I would address three of the suggested topics and questions that I received from church members in the past couple of weeks. As it so happened, this past week I was deep down in the vaulted basement archives of the Fort Vancouver Library when I stumbled across a story that I believe could serve as an inspiration for addressing these three matters. Thus, this morning I will be sharing with you the story I found, and then at the end I will tell you the three sermon suggestions.