January 05, 2020


Michael Despotovich - “Conflict, Resolution”
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On Epiphany Sunday, Michael Despotovic spoke about the story between the introduction of a conflict, the end of such conflict, and the resolution of the tension brought on by the conflict. Casually asking, "where are you from?" can be the start of an experience of ethnic or racial discrimination. Michael challenged us to think about how our word choices, especially adjectives, can add unfair qualifiers to peoples' identity. The traditions of Epiphany celebrate the Magi as outsiders – Gentiles – who belong in the story of Christ while not being Jewish. Can we watch our words without coming across as judgmental to those who haven't yet shifted their language to be more inclusive and less likely to cause tension? [KH]

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Passage: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12;
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Ecumenical or Event: Epiphany
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Speaker: Michael Despotovich
Worship Leader: Andre Pekovich
Song Leader: J. Evan Kreider
Pianist: Ruth Enns
Usher: Ed Epp
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