This Sunday, we are pleased to welcome the Rev. Julie Lees to our pulpit and to worship leadership among us while Pastor Matt is away. An ordained minister in The United Church, Julie is currently serving as the director of recruitment at Vancouver School of Theology and maintains an active presence in wider circles of The United Church in this region.
This Sunday also marks the beginning of a three-week series "On The Way: Scenes from Following Jesus." As we continue walking with the gospel of Mark's telling of Jesus' ministry, we ponder anew what it looks like to be followers of Jesus, going in the way he would lead us. In this week's scene, Peter stumbles over Jesus' own words about who he his and where his path leads, inviting us to consider whether we can truly see the One we claim to follow.