Liturgy Let us begin our liturgy in prayer as a community.Our response will be highlighted in yellow. We gather together on the secondSunday of Advent, and we lightthe candle of peace. We each bring a wound, a weight,or a worry into this Advent season.What might yours be? May we have the audacity and courageto name to God and those we […]
What Does It Mean to Repent?
How does God relate to us through trust? As we enter the second week of advent, Gena St. David invites us into a wilder waiting in the wilderness, as we reconsider misperceptions of our life and their ramifications. [Matthew 3:1-6] Reflection Who has embodied God’s love for you? How has your perception of love changed after being with them? What […]
We Are Not Other
David Wallace reflects on how our need for belonging can lead us to experiencing being othered and how Jesus invites us to see ourselves and others [Mark 9:38-50]. Reflection Reflect on a time when you felt “othered” and a time when you “othered” someone else. What feelings come to the surface for each? Recall a moment that contributed to masking […]
The Good News of God
James Alison reflects on how the good news of God is God’s own self and the invitation for us to repent which is meant to soften our hearts [Mark 1:14-20]. Reflection Why does the good news of God have anything to do with repentance? Why Galilee? Why fishers? And why brothers?
A New Way of Being
As we enter a new year, Weylin Lee reflects on what our invitation is toward a new way of being and experiencing transformation [Mark 1:4-11]. Reflection What area of your life is in need of truth-telling? How are you invited to consent to God’s unconditional love in this year? Practice Confession. Acknowledge your choice of deception over truth. Invite yourself […]
Gideon Tsang speaks about repentance as healing. [1 John 1] Reflection: In what ways can you give up judgement of yourself and others? How can you bring your full self into God’s loving light? What does a conversation on healing and repentance look like this coming week? Resources: Podcast: On Being – Repentance Book: Accidental Saints TED Radio: What can […]
The heart of repentance is change. The promise of resurrection is a new way of being and living. Over the 40 days of Lent, the church historically set aside these days to remember the death and resurrection of Christ which ushers in this new reality. During these next few weeks, join us for conversation, meditation and reflection on Christ, his sacrifice, […]