Tend the Wound: Loving Opponents, Matthew 5:43-48 The worship series “See No Stranger” continues as we focus on tending wounds and loving our opponents. When we find safe containers to examine and tend to our wounds, it becomes easier to listen to and understand those of our opponents. This paves the way for a path […]
Today is Christian Education Sunday and the beginning of a three week worship series using thetheme, “See No Stranger”. The theme comes from Valarie Kaur’s book “See No Stranger: AMemoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love”. We begin by focusing on loving others. This isdone by wondering about them, grieving with them, and choosing to fight […]
Planet Earth Sunday, Genesis 1:1-25 On Planet Earth Sunday, we celebrate the birth of planet earth and our identity as Earth creatures. We will take a new look at one of the Creation stories in the Bible using birthing imagery. Holy Communion will be served.
Returning Home, John 15:1-17 As we bring our series on travel to a close, we contemplate what it means to return home. After stretching our spirits and our love to include more of the glorious creation and its peoples, we return to a home that will never be the same to us. We have returned […]
Isaiah 65:17-25 When we begin to broaden our experience of lands and peoples in our travel, or in our own towns and cities, we may move through a personal crisis if the plurality of religious thought and practice has not come into close view in our lives before. And yet, if we continue to reflect […]
The Encounter, John 4:7-20 Jesus often crossed paths with others not from his “tribe.” He did not shy away. Actually, he most often sought out these opportunities. He met people in their daily lives and locales, such as the Samaritan woman at the well and her community, and engaged with them at the point of […]