Today, Bishop Grant Hagiya and conference staff provided a well-deserved Sabbath for local leadership by preparing and sharing a service from First United Methodist in Pasadena. Bishop Hagiya’s sermon reflects on the current pandemic, grieving our losses but also asking how our slower pace and focus on simplicity can inform and enrich the “new normal” that is to come.
Scripture passages: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21
The text of the sermon text can be found here. In his sermon, Bishop Hagiya referred to this article by Andy Crouch: Leading Beyond the Blizzard: Why Every Organization Is Now a Startup.
Note that this service is presented as video only with no separate audio recording.