September 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m. The Beloved Community is Insistently Inclusive Deuteronomy 10:17-19; Mark 7:24-30 We live in a divisive time. We know and defend our “camps” or “tribes” of people who believe and think like we do. But Jesus didn’t know a stranger. He was steeped in the Jewish tradition that welcomed and loved the stranger. He was about […]
September 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m. Building the Beloved Community Romans 12:9-21 Katie O’Brien, Courtney Burroughs and Mary Lou Bennett will share personal reflections on what it means to be building the Beloved Community. The Sanctuary Choir will be back to sing as well as the Church Mice.
September 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m. Not the Hands but the Heart Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Pastor Bonnie Kline Smeltzer Here’s another story where religious leaders are questioning the practices of Jesus and his disciples. It seems there’s an issue about handwashing and ignoring the established traditions of the Temple. While it might be easy […]