Coffee Hour Reflection, October 11, 2020

Coffee Hour Reflection, October 11, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I wanted to share with you what we talked about during our Zoom Coffee Hour on Sunday, October 11th. We first discussed Phil Carter’s heartfelt Stewardship reflection that took the place of the sermon and the importance of supporting St. Matthew’s right now.

We also discussed three quotes from James Baldwin, whose words seem apropos today just as they did over fifty years ago. I then read a verse from Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, that we had discussed at the Clergy Conference last week and asked a few follow-up questions.

Peace and love,
Deacon Lauren

Audio Recording

Listen to Deacon Lauren’s reflection.

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James Baldwin Quotes

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” 

“It is certain, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”

“To be negro in this country and to relatively conscious, is to be in a rage almost all the time.”

Verse from Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”
Galatians 3:28

Ann Watters created this garden totem/peace pole from the old organ pipes.