Say Their Names – Acts 2:1-21 In the Pentecost scripture, Acts 2:1-21, there is a list of the names of all the different peoples represented in Jerusalem that day. They are the people upon whom the tongues of fire danced. On this Pentecost there are other fires raging in our land. Fires burn because of […]
That We Might Be One – John 17:1-11 Jesus offers a prayer for his disciples, a prayer for unity. When disunity is one of the defining characteristics of the Church today, what does this prayer mean for us? What does unity look like? In the pain of our struggles in the Church, are there possibilities?
In You? In Me? – John 14:15-21 Jesus promises his disciples that he will not abandon them. Jesus promises to be “in” the people who keep his commandments. As present day disciples is Jesus actually “in” us? How would we know?
This text is used at many a funeral or graveside service. The words Jesus offers are meant to be a source of comfort, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.” Where do you hang your heart these days? Casey Hovick is liturgist and Rodrigo Cardenas is providing special […]
Abundant Life – John 10:1-10, Acts 2:42-47 Jesus used the metaphor of a shepherd several times in his ministry. In this passage, the sheep know the shepherd’s voice and they follow because this Shepherd offers abundant life. What is the abundant life? Has Covid-19 changed our thinking about this? What would it take for us […]
In the Breaking of the Bread – Luke 24:13-35 Two heart-broken disciples are making their way from Jerusalem to Emmaus when they are joined by a ‘stranger’. They walk on together but it is not until the ‘stranger’ breaks the bread while they are eating that they recognize Jesus. It is in the breaking of […]