Sunday Worship: Lord, Do You Not Care?

SUNDAY | JULY 17, 2022

Scripture is often thought of as a source for answers. Yet throughout the Bible we find question after question: How long, O Lord? Whom shall I send? Are you able? Why is my soul disquieted within me? Do you love me? Who is my neighbor? In this series, we zero in on questions that appear in the lectionary texts—not trying to provide easy answers, but to “live the questions” as poet Rainer Maria Rilke encouraged. We will explore scriptural questions in the hope that as we do, we might “gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

Join us in June and July to live the questions!

Today we will hear a sermon from Guest Preacher Rev. Dr. Stacey Cole Wilson.

Stacey Cole Wilson is the Executive Minister of Beloved Community for the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church. She is a wife, mother, ordained minister, igniter of social change, and a champion for human rights. She received a call into ministry as a youth and is a believer that the greatest gift of God is unconditional love.

Before joining the Conference Staff, Dr. Wilson served as the Lead Pastor of Good Hope Union UMC in Silver Spring, MD (2012-2016), the Pastor of Mount Winans United Methodist Church in Baltimore (2007- 2012), and as the Associate Pastor of Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church in Linthicum, Maryland (2003-2007).

As a writer and minister, she has received national acclaim for her prayers and litanies published in the award-winning Africana Worship Book; and, she has been honored to receive and share the Word of God nationally and internationally for the glory of God and upbuilding of the nations.

She has served as Wesley Theological Seminary’s Commencement Preacher/Speaker at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Princeton University Chapel’s Guest Preacher for their Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service of Recommitment, and United Theological Seminary’s Distinguished Doctoral Alum of the Year.

As an ardent believer in education and community service, Dr. Wilson serves on the Board of Governors for Wesley Theological Seminary, is an executive member of the Northeastern Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (NEJUMVIM), is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is a founding member and chaplain of the Female Clergy Support Group of Maryland among many other committees, boards and agencies.

Stacey earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Morgan State University and has worked professionally as a Senior Analytical Chemist specializing in Petroleum and Materials Characterization via Mass Spectrometry, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD).

She has earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Collaborative Community-Church Partnerships. She is a distinguished Foundations of Church Leadership Duke Divinity Fellow, Lewis Fellow, Lewis Community Leaders Fellow, Transition in Ministry (TiM) Excellence Fellow, and was a participant in The Joseph Engle Preaching Roundtable (3 Yr. Program) at Princeton Theological Seminary in NJ.

She is the daughter of Gary and Pearl Cole; wife of International Music Producer and Pastor Wayne Wilson; and, mother of two great joys in her life, Ava, and Christian Wilson.

Scripture: Psalm 52, Luke 10:38-42


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Sunday | July 17, 2022
9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.


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