Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 05-APR-2020 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Palm Sunday – We are living in unpleasant times, and this year the Lenten theme of spending time in the wilderness seems more real, even from the safety of our own homes. Self isolation and social distancing will certainly help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic; but they can also lead to problems, for example in households with domestic violence, or where parents are struggling to cope with young children. Even though physical separation is mandatory, there are acts of incredible generosity and kindness that give hope for us to live together in our global village. We can celebrate our common humanity as we face the unknown together. Our call is to be the church in the places where we find ourselves, following the example of Jesus whose vision was not of might and power, but of justice and mercy. This might be a time to develop spiritual practices, or to be more intentonal about being neighbourly – perhaps with more phone calls?
++ NOTE ++ During the COVID-19 emergency, Sunday services are being uploaded to the Pilgrim Facebook page and also posted on YouTube, and the Orders of Service can be downloaded from this LINK.

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