Series

Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2020   ·  

Our story is to be with God, or if you rather a selfless way to go through the world.  Seeking and serving Christ in ALL others.  This Christmas morning is the start.  Like my young couples being reminded that the wedding is the start of the marriage and that they will have to work to keep it alive, and creative and ongoing and generative.   Christmas morning the birth of this child, the breaking of God into the life of Humanity is the start.  WE are called people to move towards others so their lives will not have to be one of suffering we are called this morning to realize that this is the start not the fulfillment of God promise to this world and we are called to change the world, to be apart and to help as we can  so that any child born outside has a chance to grow up and be apart of this world in new and amazing ways.   More

Christmas Eve 10 Pm

Dec 24, 2020   ·  

Yet this is a story where the people are ordered around by the powers that be and yet the Shepherds who are called to announce the good news, to come and see the baby to companion this brand new family.  THEY ARE  outside the power structure.  They are immigrant and they are outsiders That is part of this story, too.  

THIS IS A STORY OF HOPE  and we hear it every year so that we can be reminded to be the part of the good of the story the people struggling the ones calling out the powers that be.   More

Do Not Be Afraid ~ Mary Accepts

Dec 20, 2020   ·  

Luke 1:26-38 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was … More

Rich in Everything–But Compassion

Sep 29, 2019   ·     •   Luke 16:19-31

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Plunging Beneath the Surface

I spent many summers swimming in the James River in Richmond, Virginia. Located right at the fall line of the river, the waters are churning and muddy. When you’re in this water, you can’t see where you’re going, and you’re constantly getting whipped and pulled around. Our lives, lived in the constantly changing present moment, remind me of swimming in the James… More

A Prophet’s Fate

The word for prophet in Hebrew is navi, which means to be called. Therefore, a prophet is not someone who sees or tells the future… A prophet is someone who speaks on behalf of God or of a higher Truth to the people in his or her life, in their context and about their current situation. A prophet’s life is not easy. From the moment he was called by God, and to the end of his career as a prophet, Jeremiah was vituperated, railed against for being unfaithful and even traitorous to the king. He was thrown in jail, and sadly, eventually and, despite it all, proven right! More

When Love Brings Division

Aug 18, 2019   ·     •   Luke 12:49-56

What disagreement, what difference of opinion, what offense or injury, would cause us to step away from a community we love?… More

What’s Prayer Good For, Anyway?

Jul 28, 2019   ·     •   Luke 11:1-13

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What Does the Flag Have to Do with the Cross?

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Who Are the Villains?…

Jun 23, 2019   ·     •   Luke 8:26-39

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