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Online Worship: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Points are everywhere in life. Officially or unofficially, we love knowing just how well we’re doing at life and how close we are to winning. But there is a dark side to the points system: it’s exhausting, it’s dehumanizing, and it gets in the way of how God designed us to be. Jesus overturns the […]

Online Worship: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Can God be trusted? Is God really benevolent, or does God just give us blessings and then curse us by taking them away? Will God really provide what we need? Our readings today give us a complex picture of what God wants us to do. God commands Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Jesus teaches […]

Online Worship: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

“Feeling seen” is the theme of our Scripture readings today. God does not promise that the path of the disciple will be easy. Hagar cries out in desperation after being manipulated and rejected. Jesus declares that his words may bring stark division. Even so, we need not be afraid, for God sees and values every […]

Online Worship: Third Sunday after Pentecost

Only ten percent of an iceberg is visible above water…the rest is hidden underwater. Everyone has a story that is far deeper than what we can perceive, and pain that often is hidden. Jesus sends the disciples (and us) to go and preach the good news, not just by sharing words of hope, but by […]

Online Worship: Second Sunday after Pentecost

What is God calling me to do? We ask ourselves variations of that question throughout our lives as we navigate life choices time and time again. In today’s readings, God calls Abram and Jesus calls Matthew to go into uncharted territory and empowers them to do the important work of blessing and helping those in […]

Online Worship: Holy Trinity Sunday

How can God be one and three at the same time? It’s a good question, but it’s a question about our world as well. How can we be ourselves and be part of a greater whole at the same time? Which one is more important? Who gets to decide what that looks like? Because we […]

Online Worship: Day of Pentecost

Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all […]