Remembering to Speak

Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8 The prophet Isaiah receives a vision at a time of unrest and uncertainty, but wonders if he is able to speak of it to the world. On Trinity Sunday, we are invited to be held in community that recognizes where we are challenged, and where we fail, and still calls us to … Read more

The Advocate: Shelter

Scripture: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 On Pentecost, we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit to the church. Jesus tells us some about how the Spirit will strengthen us… it is a living together in relationship that shelters and calls out gifts, rather than shadowing and diminishing them. It’s in this pattern of mutual flourishing and … Read more

The Science of Selecting Disciples

Scripture: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 The early church works to select a new leader from their midst, and settles on a strange process! In the saints who are selected (or not) for this new ministry, we might find gifts of the Spirit which continue to call us into ministries and vocations of our own.

What is to Prevent Us?

Scripture: Acts 8:26-39 The Rev. Kelli Whitman leads us in worship as we hear of the Apostle Phillip and an Ethiopian official meeting on the road, and finding in one another an invitation to a widening of imagination—and of God’s welcome and work.

New Life Over Dinner

Scripture: Luke 24:13-35 As two disciples walk along the road, they struggle to see Jesus as he walks with them. As they stop for a meal, they are amazed to recognize him, finally, and know more fully the resurrection. So we wonder as well: by what signs will we be recognized in the ways of … Read more