Dear Glen Morris United Church, 

Peace be with you. I hope that this letter may be a ray of sunshine to make up for the lack of warmth outside this week! In this edition of Passing the Peace, I have three pieces of inspiration I would like to share with you:

1. A song I’ve been praying alongside this week as I prepare a sermon about Paul’s experience encountering Christ.

Paul, who has been persecuting the followers of Jesus, is disrupted by the voice of God asking: “Why are you hurting me?” Take a listen to this song that speaks to the power of the peace of Christ to reach beyond the border of who we call an enemy.


2. Two podcasts that ask tough questions and offer beautiful responses.

Click on the titles below to visit their websites.

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle 

Everything Happens Podcast by Kate Bowler 


3. An art series by Scott Erickson, Stations of the Resurrection that asks:

What does it mean to experience resurrection now?

The world may not have changed the morning Jesus was resurrected, but Jesus changed. And then his resurrection encounters with his followers irrevocably changed them, and changed their communities, that changed the world. 

Click here to view the art and read the artist's statement about the project. 

Through song, story, and art - may the peace of Christ be with you this week,


Yours in Christ,

Rev Michiko