Marlon Hall, one of the speakers at the last ELCA Youth Gathering, told us his mother’s strategy for presenting a new idea to a group was to clearly state the intentions and then share stories that inform those intentions. With that in mind, my intention for this weekend’s message is to get you fired up for Christ and God’s mission in the world. The Gospel story that will inform this intention features Jesus telling his disciples that they are salt and light. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a fiery story. Or, maybe there’s more to it.
Deacon Mindy Bugaj