The DNA of Discipleship
The disciples on the road to Emmaus didn’t recognize Jesus while he was walking with them. But like a flower that knows in its cells how to bloom, they knew in their bodies that to be disciples was to offer hospitality. They had been at hundreds of tables with Jesus offering welcome to strangers and sinners. Just like the disciples, we’re living in a time of uncertainty, unsure of what comes next. Perhaps if we let the DNA of discipleship form us – welcome, hospitality, empathy and compassion – we’ll be able to grow with confidence into whatever new form life will take.4
[Sermon begins at 26:30]
Amy Marie Epp
Narrative Lectionary – Year 3 – Eastertide
- Full text of the sermon by Pastor Amy: “The DNA of Discipleship“
- Video of the children’s time, “Thankful for our Hands and Feet“
- Chef Marcus Samuelsson on cooking as ritual: Good Food Podcast
- Land Acknowledgement: Real Rent Duwamish: https://www.realrentduwamish.org/
- Blessing our Offerings: https://seattlemennonite.org/donate
- Prayer, included words from Lindsey Sanderson, adapted from a World Council of Churches prayer for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2011.
- Image: Photo by Michael Burrows from Pexels
Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.
- Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia! Words by Bernard Kyamanywa © 1968 Makurima University College; trans. Howard S Olson © 1977 Augsberg Fortress. Music Haya traditional.
- On the Journey to Emmaus, Words by Marty Haugen based on Luke 24. Music arranged by Marty Haugen from Irish Traditional © 1995 GIA Publications
- In the Bulb There Is a Flower, Words and Music by Natalie Sleeth © 1985 Hope Publishing Co.
- Go My Children, Words by Jaroslav J. Vajda © 1983 Concordia Publishing. Music Welsh Traditional.