Scripture: Mark 10:35-45 There are a lot of temptations to how we think about leadership in our lives and in the world: it is a trait some are born with? A position? A skill or special knowledge we learn? When two disciples argue over being leaders in the movement around Jesus, he shows them that … Read more
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.
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
Scripture: Acts 4:32-35 As we welcome young people into full membership in the church through Confirmation, we visit with the early church exploring the costs—and deep joys—of weaving our lives together more fully in the church.
Scripture: Mark 8:31-38 Alongside with the disciples, we wrestle with Jesus’s teaching to take up our cross. How can a symbol of suffering be transformed by a beloved community that refuses to leave each other alone in that suffering?