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
Join us for worship as we celebrate the first Sunday of Lent. As we begin our lenten journey, we'll consider God's covenant love for humanity. This quote from Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel reminds us of the opportunity we have each day to find God's love filling all of life.
Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement....get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”
Join us for worship this week as we celebrate Transfiguration Sunday. Our children will lead us in song as we contemplate the mystery of God's transforming grace. Our call to worship reminds us that we are welcomed into God's beloved community:
If you are filled with joy and conviction, welcome home:
here we proclaim that the world is beautiful and God is good.
If you are exhausted or overwhelmed, welcome home:
here we offer rest to those who are weary and a chance to catch your breath.
If you are eager for another day and another chance, welcome home:
here when we worship, God is among us, and everything is possible.