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March 22, 2020

Hope:

A Conversation in my head with theologian Daniel Migliore

We are now entering an unprecedented time of social isolation. If this time feels overwhelming, let me know. I am glad to talk on the phone, and especially while the risk of transmission r...

December 3, 2019

This Call to Worship is based on Isaiah 2:1-5, which is a Lectionary passage for our first Sunday in Advent. Isaiah looks forward to the coming of the Messiah with prayer, prophecy, and poetry. Our Advent is similar; while Jesus has come, as Isaiah f...

April 21, 2019

One of my hopes and dreams comes true every time we have a message that is coupled with the creation of art. To have artists creating and experiencing worship through touch, and providing a visible depiction for all to see, as we hear the words being...

January 6, 2019

I have a dream that the poor in Spirit shall be blessed.

I have a dream that when the Church says welcome,

It reverberates to all the souls, which surround,

Where the church is like an epicenter of ripples in a lake,

Sending out its waves, and then reali...

November 29, 2018

Jesus paints a picture of the kingdom of heaven in terms that stir us to say, “I want that”

            I want to be a rich crop,

            I want to grow into a large tree with beautiful branches...

May 13, 2018

On Mothering Sunday our topic was Adoration, Praise, and Thanksgiving. It was a part of our prayer series, and so the focus was on praising God, but it was a pretty good topic for Mothering Sunday, given that our praying shapes who we are.

Our worship...

April 5, 2018

On Easter Sunday, Judith painted a picture of what was being said by our words: death to life, all things being redeemed, all things being made new (and we sang Andrew Peterson’s song “All Things New”).

This week I started praying that more worship ar...

March 12, 2018

After several months of inspiring conversation, our book club presented their thoughts and summary of interesting points in McLaren's The Great Spiritual Migration. While this was being presented on Sunday, Judith was literally drawing a picture of p...

January 7, 2018

In the new calendar year, I like to talk about calling and the dreams we have about who we could be. (Resolutions seem to come from guilt or induce guilt, which is why I like the creativity of dreams). We just moved past the season of Christmas - the...

November 26, 2017

Preparing for Advent:

Our church community has spent most of the Fall walking through the story of the early church in the Book of Acts. Today we came to Stephen and his summary of the Old Testament as he stood before the Jerusalem Council. Instead o...

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