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Miraculous & Mysterious Things

The stone was rolled away. Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, Rabbouni” (which means Teacher). (John 20:16 CEB) Mary was in the presence of the transforming Jesus. Mary Magdalene left and announced to

Posted in Easter, Eastertide, John, John 20, John 20:19-31, New Testament, Uncategorized

“Come & See”

John points to Jesus. And two follow. Jesus called to Philip. And Philip found Nathanael. Beckoning spirit, we crave you. We ache for connections and peace and wholeness.  All around us we see hatred, brinkmanship, and suffering neighbors. Why? How

Posted in Call to Worship, Days of the Church, Epiphany, John, John 1, John 1:35-51, narrative lectionary, New Testament, Seasons of the Church

Followers of the Baby

Christ has arrived as an infant. As one who teaches us to be vulnerable. As one whose every need must be fulfilled by love. As a human baby, Christ will grow and change. Learn and strive. Yearn and hope. Love

Posted in Benediction, Christmas, John, John 1, John 1:19-34

Imagine a Savior

We waited. And imagined a savior.  We imagined power. One like the world but stronger and on our side.  We imagined a king on a white horse wielding a sword. We got a baby born in a stable among the

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Posted in Call to Worship, Christmas, John, John 1, John 1:19-34

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

Saturate Us With Your Presence

Call to Worship Psalm 133                                 Look at how good and pleasing it is when families live together as one! It is like expensive oil

Posted in Call to Worship, Eastertide, Invocation, Old Testament, Psalm 133, Psalms
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