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Can We All Get Along? A Question That Still Matters
Worship Series for February 2020

A word about this series from Pastor Laurie:

In the wake of mass riots spurred by the acquittal of four LAPD officers who had brutally beaten him during a DUI traffic stop, Rodney King pleaded for public calm in a press conference on May 1, 1992. His heartfelt cry became iconic, the subject of respect, scorn and parody. King struggled with addiction throughout his life, dying on Father’s Day of 2012 in a drowning accident, just two months after publishing his memoir. He had mellowed and found a degree of peace in his life. The phrase Can We All Get Along, without a question mark, is engraved on his tombstone.

It is a question that still matters, and not only as it relates to police use of force and race relations. During our Neighborhood Prayer walks last year, the concern most frequently raised by the people I met was about “getting along.” Whether it was a prayer request for peace, a commentary on the divisiveness in our political system, or a more personal observation about how people treat one another on the streets in their everyday, walking-(or driving!)-around life, there is a deep cry of pain that I hear, for connection, community and kindness.

In this series, set for the month of February — a season that includes Valentine’s Day, the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, and Black History Month — we will examine some of the biblical principles around “getting along” with an eye to interpersonal relationships, community building, and the way of peace.

February 2 – Greatest Commandments (Mark 12:28-34)

February 9 – Bear One Another’s Burdens (Galatians 6:1-10)

February 16 – In Spirit and in Truth (John 4:4-34)

February 23 – Second Mile (Matthew 5:38-48)

A sampling of Pastor Laurie’s sermons are found on this website. Contact the church office if you’d like a copy of a specific message not found here.

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