Scripture: Psalm 133 Pastor Amelia reminds of the sustaining gifts of the church, gathering ourselves into pools of living water to sustain one another even in dry and disorienting times.
Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15 Our ancestors in faith, Sarah and Abraham have waited so long for signs of new life that when they hear they will have a child, Sarah laughs… can we share in her laughter, overcoming our own complacency to be a part of new life—and maybe new justice—God is creating within us?
Scriptures: Numbers 11:24-30, Acts 2:1-21 Pentecost invites us to find a language that reaches people, just as the disciples did… invites us to speak in our words and actions, so all may understand God’s love.
Scripture: Luke 24:44-53 Along with disciples on the day of Jesus’s ascension, we may find ourselves saying, “what next?” Like them, we ground ourselves in the stories and traditions of our ancestors in faith as witnesses to God’s continuing presence with us.
Scripture: John 14: 15-21 Jesus tells his disciples that they will see him, even when the world does not… What are we seeing in these days as disciples? Where do we look for Jesus? Where are we called to show the presence of Jesus to a world that longs to see him?