Author Archives: caroline

Vox/Vesper Spring Cleaning [May 4]

Calling all community members who love and appreciate our little slice of East Side heaven called Vesper. Let’s show our building some much-needed love and attention with a few dedicated hours of cleaning and maintinance. We’d love your help with mopping, wiping Greenhouse toys, disinfecting surfaces, touching up paint, organization, and other tasks. Kids are welcome as well, and we’ll […]

Liturgy, Reflection, & Benediction 2024.03.24

Liturgy God of Love, God of Justice,God of Subversion, God of the Oppressed, Hear us.Welcome us.Empower us. Open our eyes to injustice around us.Crowd our hearts with compassion.Energize our steps as those of a young colt.Sweeten our lips with triumphant praises. “Glory to God in the highest!”“Blessed are they who come in the name of the Lord!”“Peace in Heaven!” When […]

Anticipating Someone You Love

What’s in the box? On this Palm Sunday, Vanessa Maleare heightens anticipation about experiencing and participating in life with God. Through the acts of Palm Sunday we see Jesus as the sort of king who came to serve everybody else and who doesn’t like to see even his enemies get hurt. [John 12:12-16] Reflection When you picture Jesus back in […]

Holy Week 2024

As the global Church has journeyed through this season of Lent, we find ourselves stepping into the heart of what defines the word Christian.  During the final week of Lent, we embark on what the Church has called ‘Holy Week’ where we remember, mourn, and celebrate the life, death, and eventual resurrection of Jesus. We will be offering a guide […]

Liturgy, Reflection, & Benediction 2024.03.17

Liturgy Heavenly God, Lord Above,Our dynasties must look so small from where you sit.Peering down from the heavens,You find us in the midst of bloodshed, of turmoil,Tiny specs of humans from on high, forgetting just how vast you are. Forgive our heartache, our misgivings, our doubts.Help us re envision our lives in the midst of your grand scale. We come […]

Upside Down Glory

Where have you seen systems of oppression benefiting from the glorification of suffering? On this fifth Sunday of Lent, Christopher Mack glimpses an Upside Down Glory of God that does not require the renouncing of our Divine Image; sets us in solidarity on a path of downward mobility, and that reveals the violence of othering and casting out. [John 12:23-32] […]

Palm Sunday Liturgy & Brunch [Mar 24]

To celebrate Holy Week and Palm Sunday, we’ll be having our next liturgy and brunch on Sunday March 24th. Our liturgy service will be shortened to 30 minutes and inclusive of our children and youth. Afterward, everyone is invited to share a meal together in the sanctuary. Brunch will be a selection of breakfast tacos, pastries, fruit, and cold brew […]