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Nope. Not Steak.

https://beingtim.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/nope-not-steak.m4a Mitchell Point  Windy Cold Snow, sleet Crawled Later could handle Risk. This what passes for risk in my life It’s nothing compared to Queen Vashti’s risks *** Queen Vashti married to King Ahasuerus not a good guy some evidence

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Posted in Esther, Esther 1, Esther 1:10-22, Lent, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:30-31, Sermon

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Text Mark 6:31-34 & Mark 7:24-30 I love my dog. under covers kiss his head Dogs were not pets “Dogs, a highly insulting name, dogs were regarded as shameless and unclean” (Jewish Annotated NT) rats? Region of Tyre Gentile area bordering Judea

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Posted in Departure of a Pastor, Mark, Mark 6, Mark 6:31-34, Mark 7, Mark 7:24-30, New Testament, Philippians, Philippians 1, Philippians 1:3-6, Sermon, Special Times

A Prayer for Today

Sacred Wholeness: Inspire our hearts, feet, & hands to be your expansive love in the face of hostility and hatred and fear. Help us to retain your essence of compassion and favor for those on the margins. May we embrace

Posted in Esther, Esther 4, Esther 4:14, Esther 4:14-17, Luke, Luke 12, Luke 12:22, 25, 31, Mark 12, Mark 12:28-34, Mark 12:30-31, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, Special Times

So This is Christmas: A Christmas Eve Liturgy

Multimedia Prelude Music: Happy Xmas (War is Over), Jake Shimabukuro, Yo-Yo Ma Video: Snow_Loop, Work of the People Call to Worship And so this is Christmas! We gather again to mark the birth of the one who comes to turn the world upside

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Posted in Christmas, Christmas Eve, Daniel, Daniel 6, Daniel 6:6-26, Days of the Church, Isaiah, Isaiah 61, Isaiah 61:1-11, Joel, Joel 2:12-13, 28-29, Luke, Luke 1, Luke 1:26-45, Luke 2, Luke 2:1-20, New Testament, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church

Loving Faithfulness

Lighting the Advent Wreath/Call to Worship Young and unmarried she would became pregnant. Fear would be normal. Mary chose loving faithfulness. Old and married she had not become pregnant. Despair would have been normal. Elizabeth chose loving faithfulness. Both younger

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Posted in Advent, Advent Candle of Love, Call to Worship, Luke, Luke 1, Luke 1:26-45, New Testament

Run! Run as Fast As You Can!

“Run! Run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!” When I was a kid that was the taunt we’d use while playing tag. I thought about that while reading Jonah this week. God asks him

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Posted in 1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 12:4-10, Jonah, Old Testament, Uncategorized

Before the Ballots: A Liturgy

Prayer & Meditation for Wholeness  Statement of Purpose We gather as a people beleaguered by too much shouting, discord between neighbors, and an earth in need of healing grace. The noise makes it hard to find the divine path. It distracts and

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Posted in 1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 12:13-26, Elections, Interfaith, Liturgy, New Testament, Special Times
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