renewal of baptism

Enews: Sunday, July 26, 2020

Dear Friend, Renewal of Baptismal Covenant Water sustains life for humans, animals, and plants. We clean with warm water and relax in cool water. We find peace listening to the roar of the ocean or taking a stroll in the rain . Water is important to our life both inside and outside of the church In the  Sacrament […]

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enews 7.19

Enews: Sunday, July 19, 2020

Dear Friend, One of the great struggles of our present age is to break out of binary thinking. Good people and bad people. Good cops and bad cops. You’re either in or you’re out. Instead, when Christ told the parable of the wheat and the weeds, it’s similar to how John the Baptist told the […]

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sower

Enews: Sunday, July 12, 2020

Dear Friend, Where are your roots? What grounds you in times of uncertainty and fear? What sort of foundation are you, what sort of soil to bear fruit, as in the parable Jesus taught? We live in the most uncertain, trying of times, with Covid-19, which the continued struggle against white supremacy and for racial […]

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enews 7.5

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Dear Friend, Come now and see for yourselves. God is alive in our midst and begins life anew even among us. You will see the very nature of God in those gathered around you. Get ready to stand firm, to stand on the Rock that is Jesus Christ. From there we will feel the confidence […]

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enews 6.28

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Dear Friend, God has called us to a way of life that we do not always understand. The ways of this world do not match up to the way of God. Sometimes we hear the call from the world and mistake it for the call of God, as perhaps Abraham did. We fall into the […]

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Enews 6.21

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Dear Friend, God is present with us, during our hardships, but also during persecution. Being faithful isn’t simply standing up for what we believe, sometimes it is in the living of our very lives. For some, in simply being who they are, just existing, is enough for others to want to kill them. Right now […]

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sunset

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Dear Friend, The call to follow Jesus is not an easy one, especially in this covid-19 world that we are in. When we look at the ministry of Jesus, as he sent the disciples to teach, heal, raise the dead, and to go where they would be welcomed and received, we recognize that to follow […]

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trinity sunday

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Dear Friend, God has been made known to us in various ways. As Christians, we have understood God as three-in-one: God the Father, Parent, Creator; God the Son, Jesus Christ our Savior; and the Holy Spirit. There are no perfect metaphors, but one many loved to use is God Within Us (the Holy Spirit), God […]

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enews 5.31

Enews: Sunday, May 31, 2020

Dear Friend, On this Day of Pentecost, as we are in a different world with covid-19, where do we see the Spirit at work? What gifts are being discovered, or perhaps rediscovered in this time? Long ago, the disciples were gathered together, but they were in a room alone when the Spirit descended upon them. […]

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Acension

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Dear Friend, As we prepare for the season of Pentecost approaching, the season of the work of the Holy Spirit, perhaps God is calling us to be open to new movements of the Spirit in this covid-19 season. For years, voices from the margins have foretold that the church had to change. Now, everyone recognizes […]

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