Given the health considerations of our community, there will be no on-site services this Sunday. Please join us online for worship at 11 a.m. this Sunday.Watch on Youtube
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Join us from your computers, tablets, phones, and televisions as we celebrate Resurrection Sunday! Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and join in the hope that God is still bringing new life where there is struggle and despair. We rejoice again in the presence of the living Christ who is with us, who knows our frailty, and who leads us into God's abundant economy of love. Though we're celebrating Easter differently this year, we gather in spirit and in faith that God's faithful love is still transforming us into beloved community.
A prayer offered by Raleigh Kincaid on April 5, 2020. Dearest God, The scripture says that your love endures forever, and that we can have faith that this is so. During this time of trial, though, there are moments when our fears grow strong, our hearts grow faint, and our faith grows distant. But how blessed are we that even when we are afraid, tired, and feeling alone, your love and faithfulness do not waiver. Not for one instant are we alone. Not for one instant are we left to face our trials with only the paltry strength of these mortal bones and the limited understanding of our feeble minds. We are filled with questions that have no answers, and yet there you remain, reaching tenderly out to us and gently inviting us to lay our weary souls on your eternal breast. Thank you, God, for your steadfast love.
This time, I would like to offer a little reminder and some practical advice for those of you who are isolating and staying at home all or almost all of the time. Again, this is from my perspective as a therapist, as I know that spiritual and theological words are more the skill of our other staff members.
A Blog Before Palm Sunday By Charles Conkin
Join us from your computers, tablets, phones, and televisions as we celebrate even in the midst of shadows. The image above is a painting by our own Charlotte Blaydes. She started painting during our watercolor workshop last fall and has already created this beautiful work. While we may be apart, we can still find little hopes and joys scattered about like a bright red cardinal or an evening stroll. This week during our prayer time, we'll invite our children to draw pictures of things they are grateful for.
The Psalm for this week is familiar and timely, Psalm 23. What better time to remember that a good shepherd leads us than days like these? Gather with us again and find rest, renewal, and comfort that you are not alone.
Join us for worship as we continue our lenten journey. This week as we continue our exploratoin of God's covenant with humanity, we'll consider repentance. God's invitation to communion is not punitive or transactional, but rather a relationship founded on unconditional love. Flowing from this love is the opportunity to change, to grow, and to find wholeness. Our Psalm for this week expresses this confidence is God's loving care: I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore. Psalm 121, NRSV