Called to Silence

Scripture: Mark 1:21-28 Jesus is interrupted in worship by a man with “an unclean spirit” which has been troubling him, and we ponder the loud noises of our lives which threaten to interrupt and drown out the still, small voice of God… and how we might hear Jesus’s healing word of “silence.”

Called to Transform

Scriptures: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 ; Mark 1:14-20 Jonah and Jesus’s first disciples show us very different paths on the Way with God. In both, however, we are invited to see that our walk with God is towards a transformation and deepening of ourselves, and reminded that to participate in that transformation, we must release what … Read more

Called to Speak

Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-20 The prophet Samuel learns to listen for the voice of God… and how to speak hard truths to those he loves and trusts. We must do the same. This week, we speak the truth of loss and grief as we mourn the sudden death of two of our members, Geoff and … Read more

Called by Love in Truth

Scripture: Mark 1:4-11 In the wake of a traumatic week for the nation, we read the story of Jesus’s baptism in the Jordan by John. In baptism we are called to tell the truth, of what has been broken, but of who we are: beloved, and called by God.

The Family Tree of Life

Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14 As we continue in the season of Christmas, we stop to wonder what it means that God has come to “join the human family” in Jesus. How are we adopted into God’s love, and how are we called to welcome in others?