Naming and Releasing

October 15, 2017 | Exodus 2:1-10

On this Sunday, the congregation gathered at tables to engage the Biblical text together using these questions for reflection and conversation: Introduce yourselves to one another using your first name. Do you know what your name means?  Were you named for someone—family member, friend, someone famous?  Do you like your name?  What might you like […]

Midwives of Liberation

October 8, 2017 | Exodus 1:8-22

You never know. You just never know. The people who crawled over the ground to help others gunned down in Las Vegas didn’t know if they would save a life or lose their own. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the “whites only section” of that bus, she didn’t know what […]

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

October 1, 2017 | Luke 14:15-24

In Luke’s gospel, Jesus spends a whole lot of time eating with people.  And most of the time Jesus is the guest, not the host.  He is the one who is invited, not the one who invites.  Jesus doesn’t have the wherewithal to be the host.  He doesn’t have a big enough house with a […]

“Already, Not Yet – Becoming One Body” #3

September 24, 2017 | Romans 12:1-21

This is our last week focused on the theme of already—but not yet.   We are becoming mindful of the reality that, by the grace of God, the whole cosmos and we ourselves are in process of being made new, of being freed from the effects of sin, and creeping decay, and gradual death.   This morning, […]