A Year of Jubilee for Peace of Christ Church
The Jubilee was a gift from God to his people—a time to release, to be freed, and to restart. This year, we are adapting the Jubilee pattern to our situation. We’ll be set free—from sin; from the way we/you have always done things; from lies. We’ll go back to our Christian faith roots. We won’t work to grow anything for the church. We won’t rush to harvest whatever might grow naturally for the church. We’ll remember that the church is Christ’s, and we have been granted stewardship of it. We’ll return to our neighborhoods. We’ll be faithful to God. We will live off the gifts and learnings that God has already provided His church. We’ll seek to be compassionately among the least and the lost and among fellow Christians.
Our Jubilee Practices
Daily Prayer and Scripture
Be with Jesus.
- Meditate upon the Scriptures:
- read it, re-read it, listen to it, reflect on it, notice what God is saying, settle into it, talk about it
- Pray the Lord’s Prayer
- Father | Hallowed | Kingdom | Will | Give Bread |Forgive Sins | Lead | Deliver | Yours
Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;
but their delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law they meditate day and night.
They are like trees planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
and their leaves do not wither. (Psalm 1:1¬3)
Be with brothers and sisters.
- Prepare: make a space ready for guests
- Welcome: open a space with kindness
- Attention: be present and aware of your guest and their needs
- Nourishment: feed and be fed God’s good gifts
- Enjoyment: give and receive joy in being together
Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. (1 Peter 4:8-10)
Regular Time with the Least & Lost
Be with the lost.
- Seek people who do not have the good news of the kingdom.
- Recline at their tables; be invited into their spaces.
- Bear witness to the kingdom.
And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.’ (Mark 2:15–17)
Sundays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Eat together, read scripture, receive teaching, take Eucharist, and share in a small group.