This week, we continue our exploration of Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi.
I visited the ancient city of Philippi as part of my seminary training, a three-week excursion through the cities of Paul and immersion into the Greek Orthodox Church.
Here is a photograph of the baptismal pool created in memory of Lydia, a place I found beautiful and inspiring – obviously because I later named my daughter Lydia.
As the unusual founding of this community (a Gentile woman and a Roman soldier) reminds us, God’s Spirit is at work everywhere including in surprising people and places.
Also, here is a song that will be part of our worship for those who gather together on Sunday:
I made the mistake of playing it early in the day and it has stayed with me, just ask the volunteers in the kitchen! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.