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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 […]

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 […]

Liturgy, Reflection & Benediction 2024.03.10

Liturgy As the day approaches its end,so also our weary souls wane. Lord, breath the warmth of your presenceas we wander into the haze of night. In our weakness, it is so easyto let our fear and fatigue persuade usto suspect and harm one another. Lord, whisper your wisdom in our earthat we would hear it more clearlythan the murmurs […]

Shifting Our Gaze

Where might you be misperceiving God’s intent in your life? On this fourth Sunday of Lent, Kimberly Culbertson considers how we navigate challenging seasons by looking at the story of the Hebrews wandering in the wilderness. [Numbers 21:5-9] Reflection How has God carried you through times of trouble? Where might you be “looking at snakes” and misperceiving God’s intent towards […]