Like all churches, we are prone to “erratic changes of course, losing sight of our goals and to be becoming discouraged by the journey.” Yet, God continues to believe in us.
When we give thanks for the saints we pray that their memory will enliven and encourage us, that their memory will help us see Jesus.
We are so familiar with the words “saved by grace” that we don’t pause to consider their power or the courage it took for Martin Luther and other reformers to lift them up.
Almost every family faces questions of how to respond to mental illness. When we read the Bible we come to see that this is not a new reality.
Some serious discernment is required of us as we decide what it is that we should ‘”give to the emperor” and what it is that we should “give to God.”
A kid-friendly service of Communion celebrating World Communion Sunday.
We all need to love and be loved but we do not all speak the language of love in exactly the same way.
Males need to reconsider and relearn how we express our power, especially in relationship to women and children.
Ruth was an immigrant. Her experience still provides insights into the courage and creativity required to negotiate that vulnerable identity.
In worship we will lift up our new church theme for the year ahead and invite God’s Spirit to continue to develop us into a community united in love.