Blessing of the Breads

Blessing you amidst Fall’s crisp air, colorful leaves, hollowing Halloween, and seasonal baking delights.  

We begin our series on Bread and blessing. Moses and Jesus both share that one cannot live by bread alone. Gluten or Gluten free, by slice and loaf, breads are a staple in our lives.  What is essential in our lives, raising our spirit, filling our inner cupboards, and bringing us to a table of communion. Our liturgy this Sunday raises ordinary bread to a holier place in our lives. Abraham and Sara open their tent, bake bread, and cake, and serve a meal creating a welcoming space for neighbor and stranger. (Genesis 18).   Jesus breaks bread and from so little feeds the multitudes assuring no one goes hungry. (John 6).

Might our Biblical narratives, musical offerings, reflections on the themes of bread bring us to a place where we witness blessed abundance, give more, experience fulfillment and celebrate our relationships around our tables and beyond?  My friends, the answer is, YES!  

Join us in person or online this Sunday at 10:00am. In anticipation of our gathering for worship and sacred community, I pray for family, friends, our community, and those I don’t know, to feel blessings of bread and faith this day and the days ahead.  


Rabbi Mark

Everything Changes
In our sermon series we are exploring how our brains were designed to be suspicious of change, and for good reason–homeostasis in good measure helps us thrive, protecting us from danger. But if we look closely at what the Creator set in motion, we find that change is the most constant part of life and necessary for animating our spirits as we find renewed purpose throughout life. Jesus advocated for changes that would keep us moving toward greater goodness!  “Everything Changes” John 12:20-26 In our scripture this week Jesus asks us to let go of life “as it is” in order to create and multiply the love that is eternal. What feels like the chaos, or recklessness, of change is the breaking-open of possibility and the sprouting of new life. This is what it means to follow the change-maker Jesus and serve his purpose of more love in the world. -Pastor Courtney

Publish Date:

October 13, 2022

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