Martha Lucia Gomez, pastor of Pereira Mennonite Church in Colombia, visited her congregation's sister churchBethany Mennonite in Virgil- during a trip to Canada last fall for Mennonite Church Canada's International Mennonite Pastors Coming Together event.During a visit to Bethany Mennonite Church, Virgil, Ont, last fall, Martha Lucia, pastor of Pereira Mennonite Church, Colombia, preaches on the "two basins" that were pivotal in the hours leading up to [Jesus]' crucifixion.
Lesson of the two basins Story and Photo by R andy Kl a assen Special to Canadian Mennonite Virgil, ont. M artha Lucía Gomez, pastor of Pereira Mennonite Church in Colombia, visited her congregation’s sister church— Bethany Mennonite in Virgil—during a trip to Canada last fall for Mennonite Church Canada’s International Mennonite Pastors Coming Together event. In the weeks before the visit, Bethany congregants had been called to prayer as Gomez had been denied a visitor’s visa to Canada. Part of the anticipation had been that she would be able to share a sermon, and elation followed when interventions paved the way for her to receive a visa. In her sermon, Gomez spoke of the hours prior to Jesus’ cruci- fixion when two basins played pivotal roles in the gospel story. The first was used when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, saying, “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” (John 13:15). The second basin was used by Pilate when he washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood” (Matthew 27:24). She said the two basins represent the opportunit
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