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An Angry Savior

From your lives of challenge, of hard work, of weariness, and loneliness, come and worship. In tough times and times of joy, it “is zeal for your house that has consumed me…” (Psalm 69:9a CEB) From lives of righteous anger,

Posted in Call to Worship, John, John 2, John 2:13-25, narrative lectionary, Psalm 69, Psalm 69:1-16, Psalm 69:13, Psalm 69:9, Psalms, Uncategorized

God’s Word

We’ve been in exile. We’ve allowed ourselves to be tempted by the idols of things and power. We’ve found it isn’t what we thought.  Shopping therapy and yearning for a soda pop does nothing to build up our world. They

Posted in Advent, Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Isaiah, Isaiah 55, Isaiah 55:1-11, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church

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

Living Our Lives

We leave now to live our lives. We will grow old, we will raise families, we will love neighbor and family. We will get on with living our lives, mindful of the dreams God has for humanity. Whether we are

Posted in Benediction, Jeremiah, Jeremiah 29, Jeremiah 29:1-14, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

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
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