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Preparing for Peace

How are we preparing to embody the peace of Christ and live as peacemakers? On the second Sunday of Advent, Weylin Lee connects peacemaking to the practices of rehumanizing others, Being present to decentered places, and adopting a posture of consent. [Mark 1:1-8] Reflection How is love helping me hold on? Which parts of life feel like caterpillar soup? How […]

Liturgy, Reflection & Benediction 2023.12.10

Liturgy This morning, as we celebrate the second week of Advent,Let us first take a moment. To quiet our minds. Quiet our bodies. And quiet our spirits. And let us welcome Peace. Into every part of ourselves. Feel peace pour over us like warm sticky honey. Feel it cover our hands and our feet. Feel Peace envelop us. Shielding us. […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.5.14

Liturgy To those who gave birth this year to their first childwe celebrate with youTo those who lost a child this yearwe mourn with you To those who are in the trenches with little onesevery day and the badge of food stainswe appreciate you To those who experienced loss this yearthrough miscarriage, failed adoptions,running away, or incarcerationwe mourn with you […]

Expressing the Unknown

When have you engaged with someone radically different from yourself? Christopher Mack hears in Paul’s cross cultural message regarding the unknown god in Athens, a subversive God who topples the status quo and a Peacemaking Christ who is our moral arc and present assurance. [Acts 17:22-31] Reflection How might you notice our idols of scapegoating, isolationism, and violence? What might […]

Bearing the Unbearable

This Trinity Sunday, Christopher Mack offers questions for reconsidering how the Triune Life of God invites us to strengthen our spirituality and our goodness toward others.  [John 16:12-15]. Reflection As you prepare to approach the Table, where do you need grace to bear the seemingly unbearable? Where might God’s Triune Life guide you to trust your inner authority and discernment? […]