Rev. Peggy  McDonagh
February 21, 2021
Rev. Peggy McDonagh
Minister of Congregational Operations and Worship


Matthew 8: 1-4, 16-17

Lent One focussed on "Treasures." With a church decorated with glass vessels, in all shapes and sizes, along with broken chunks of glass that have been found along the shore line, we are exploring how we are like those broken pieces of glass, once vessels but now worn-smooth with time and water, but evolving spirits, enduring difficulties in our lives but knowing that we are all treasured by God. 

Our service was divided into four sessions: 


People were fortified by Jesus’ words and deeds that revealed care for all–especially those marginalized. We strengthen our belief in the possibility for renewed health and vigor for all.

2. ASK

People who were healed by Jesus were not afraid to ask. And so, we come before the Holy One, making our petitions and desires known, trusting the work of the Spirit.


The parting words Jesus’ gave to those he healed were often as much balm as the healing act itself. We hear words of encouragement from the One who makes beauty from brokenness.


Scriptural accounts of healing often end with responses from the “crowd” of witnesses. How will we proceed into the brokenness of this world and respond as the Body of Christ?

The text for Rev. Peggy's Reflection is found on this page as a file attachment. The service can be viewed on Youtube.