Extreme Makeover

Sunday, September 27, 2015

A sermon preached by
Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC September 27, 2015, the eighteenth
Sunday after Pentecost.

Scripture text:
Mark 9:38-50                                                                


We have just journeyed through
several weeks of big events—here at Foundry and in our city and nation.  Following our extraordinary Bicentennial
Homecoming service, Pope Francis arrived in the U.S. and the whole world has
been watching.  I have been observing
with great interest the reactions to the Pope’s words and actions. It is profound
the ways in which persons from all faiths and none respond to Pope Francis’s
humble presence and his message of care, compassion, and service.  And is it not a sad comm [...]