Blog Archives

“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

Tagged with: , ,
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

The Wind at Our Backs

The wind at our backs, we entered Jerusalem. Only to watch him die on the cross. It spiraled so quickly. Trial. Torture. Crucifixion. Death. But on the third day the breath of God blew new life into our futures. Forty

Tagged with:
Posted in Acts, Acts 2, Acts 2:1-15, Acts 2:1-4, Call to Worship, Eastertide, Invocation, New Testament, Pentecost

Despite Rain & Risk

Faithful, Mordecai reveals his trust in God. Rain continues falling, thunder threatens. Falling into despair he dons the sackcloth of grief. Thunderous evil persists, death will surely follow. Esther’s life at risk, she chooses the most loving action in “just

Posted in Call to Worship, Esther, Esther 4, Esther 4:1-17, Esther 4:14, Invocation, Lent, Lent 3, Old Testament

Come & Worship in Just Such a Time as This

Come and worship! How can we worship in “such a time as this”?  Yes, the world feels hopeless but come and worship! Why worship in “such a time as this”? Yes, human kindred don’t listen to one another. Friends worry

Posted in Call to Worship, Esther, Esther 2, Esther 2:5, Esther 2:5, 7-10, 16-17, 20-23, Esther 3, Esther 3:1-6, Lent, Lent 2, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church

Faith in “Just Such a Time As This”

https://beingtim.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/faith-in-just-such-a-time-as-this.m4a We were tough on media consumption  Never thought about keeping from Bible *** After deposing Vashti, Ahasuerus gets lonely. contestants go thru a demeaning pageant—even by ancient standards Mordecai cousin who raised Esther works in palace sees that Esther

Posted in Esther, Esther 2, Esther 2:5, Esther 2:5, 7-10, 16-17, 20-23, Esther 3, Esther 3:1-6, Lent 2, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church, Sermon
Category Search.