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

Shepherd by the Sea

Scripture: John 21:1-14 In the early days after the resurrection, the disciples often find themselves drawn to familiar places and patterns. The risen Christ (and Good Shepherd) appears to herd them gently into new life and ministry. In a time of disruption ourselves, what patterns might we tempted to return to for “safety,” and how … Read more

All Things in Common

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.