Ordinary Time

June 27: Hymn Sing SUnday

From Rev. Chris: As I write this service, it was just announced about yet another mass grave found at a Residential School in Saskatchewan.  Today’s service was meant to lift our spirits in praise and thanksgiving with the songs of our tradition.  However, much like our scripture reading, perhaps all we feel is lament.  Knowing…

June 13: Celebrate Our Children

Readings from Scripture (CEB)  Mark 4:26-34 26 Then Jesus said, “This is what God’s kingdom is like. It’s as though someone scatters seed on the ground, 27 then sleeps and wakes night and day. The seed sprouts and grows, but the farmer doesn’t know how. 28 The earth produces crops all by itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the…

May 30 : Nicodemus

Readings from Scripture (CEB)  John 3:1-17 There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a Jewish leader. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one could do these miraculous signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered, “I…

enLIGHTened

Readings from Scripture (CEB)  Mark 9:2-10 2 Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain where they were alone. He was transformed in front of them, 3 and his clothes were amazingly bright, brighter than if they had been bleached white. 4 Elijah and Moses appeared and were…

Live…as if everything were a miracle

Readings from Scripture (CEB)  Mark 1:21-28 21 Jesus and his followers went into Capernaum. Immediately on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and started teaching. 22 The people were amazed by his teaching, for he was teaching them with authority, not like the legal experts. 23 Suddenly, there in the synagogue, a person with an evil spirit screamed, 24 “What have you…

Yet

Readings from Scripture (CEB) 1 Samuel 3 Now the boy Samuel was serving the Lord under Eli. The Lord’s word was rare at that time, and visions weren’t widely known. 2 One day Eli, whose eyes had grown so weak he was unable to see, was lying down in his room. 3 God’s lamp hadn’t gone out yet, and Samuel was lying…

Feb. 11, 2018 – Transfiguring

As we’ve followed Jesus, from the edge of the baptismal waters, to the deep waters of faith-in-action in homes and synagogues, one thing has become clear.  Following Jesus means that faith will lead us out of our comfort zones.  And just before Jesus leads his followers up the mountaintop, this uncomfortable scene plays out, as…