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Resisting & Hoping

We call out to you, “Be the God we dream!” You respond by being the God you are. We discuss you and define you and expect of you. But you unravel our expectations and definitions. We seek to limit and

Posted in Advent, Advent 1 Hope, Call to Worship, Daniel, Daniel 3, Daniel 3:1, 8-30, Invocation, narrative lectionary, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church

Getting on With Life While in Exile

To my people in exile, wrote the prophet, Jeremiah. To you who have put your lives on hold while in Babylon, he added. Build homes. Get married. Have children and watch them grow up and marry. Get on with your

Posted in Call to Worship, Jeremiah, Jeremiah 29, Jeremiah 29:1-14, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Reignite Your Image in Us

Injustice. Darkness. Illness. Darkness. Hopelessness and temptations. Darkness. Worry and anxiety. Darkness. Evil in many forms pervades our world. Darkness disorients. We light a bulb and it sizzles and fades out. The light of hope is shattered into many pieces.

Posted in Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Isaiah, Isaiah 9, Isaiah 9:1-7, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Where is the love?

When our neighbors live on the street wandering from place to place… where is the love? When powerful men use their power for sexual favors… where is the love? When our neighbors turn to narcotics because life holds so little

Posted in After a Tragedy, Amos, Amos 5, Call to Worship, narrative lectionary, Old Testament, Special Times

Of Course

We gather because we are more than individuals. We are connected at the cellular level. We are one people, one species, one planet, one living organism learning and being together. So, of course, we gather together. It is in our

Posted in Call to Worship

God of Enough.

The ads online, on TV, and everywhere we look shout: “Buy me! You deserve me! You’re only worthy with me!” Some days we shout back: Enough! And other days we let a theology and attitude of scarcity overtake us. On

Posted in Call to Worship, Exodus, Exodus 16, Exodus 16:1-18, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Holy Vulnerability

This is holy ground. Remove your shoes, bare your soul. Simply “be” before your God. The vulnerability frightens us. We want to cover ourselves. We want to hide.  You are worthy. You are lovable and loved. You are capable and

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Posted in 3:1-15, Call to Worship, Exodus, Exodus 2:23-25; 3:10-15; 4:10-17, Exodus 3, narrative lectionary, Old Testament, Uncategorized
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