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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

Despicable

Despicable. Despicable is an understatement. How could a father? How could a God of Love!!? How could God? How could Abraham? Did God? Would God? Not the God I know. Definitely not the God of love, justice, & kindness. Love

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Posted in Call to Worship, Genesis, Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14, Genesis 22, Genesis 22:1-14, Old Testament

In a World of Tough Choices

We get confused sometimes by the options. The choices before us can seem equally wrong. You ask us to do something outlandish, which is your way, but this time… This time it’s out of character. You ask us to act,

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Posted in Call to Worship, Genesis, Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14, Genesis 22, Genesis 22:1-14, Old Testament

Call to Worship: When God Imagined Me

In the midst of darkness & chaos… God imagined. In the fury & darkness… God imagined a world filled with trees, and blue skies and fluffy white clouds. In the meadow, God stood and… imagined foxes, bluebirds, and slithering snakes.

Posted in Call to Worship, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Old Testament, Uncategorized

Show Us the Way

*Call to Worship & Invocation We are each worthy of grace and love & mercy when viewed through divine eyes. We are God’s beloved.  Sometime we fail to live in harmony with God’s dreams for us. God has expectations. Half

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Malachi, Old Testament

Merciful Love Prevailed

Call to Worship & Invocation God called Jonah to prophesy to the Ninevites. And Jonah ran. From the belly of a great fish, Jonah prayed to God for salvation. He remained in the fish for three days. The fish vomited

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Jonah, Jonah 4, Old Testament
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