On Sunday, May 12, 2019, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz and Youth Choir Director Tom Shelton presented a worship service with the theme “Revealing Resurrection: An Amazing Detour.” Selections from Broadway musicals by Stephen Schwartz illustrated the sermon.
To illustrate the scripture from Acts 16:9-15, the Youth Choir sang “God Help the Outcasts.” Here is the song, not from the youth choir, but the movie “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
As part of her message, Pastor Jenny tells us that, “God has given me a vision and has brought resurrection in me. I have experienced renewal and healing and a new opening to God’s spirit. I have been able to see, and I hope that together, we can learn to see even more how God is giving us a vision. We can see how God is helping us to perceive a new reality, not only to see the outcasts among us, but also to see how we too are outcasts in need of God’s grace, how God is blessing us over and over.”
She hopes, “God is giving each of us a vision that helps to move us from places of fear to places of trust.”
Listen to Pastor Jenny as she encourages us to be open to the miracles and the visions that are right here before us.
Here is a link to the podcast of Pastor Jenny’s sermon
For the complete video of the May 12 service, found on Princeton United Methodist Church Facebook page, click here.