Scripture tells us that “God is doing a new thing.” Frankly, I wish God wouldn’t.  There is way too much change, and it comes way too fast. And here at church we have yet another one…a goodbye and a hello…sending Pastor Jennifer off with our blessing, welcoming Pastor Courtney into our lives, also with our blessing.  

Rabbi Mark Kula and Rev. Janice Springer will lead worship this week, helping us to look at the rhythm of letting go and embracing. How do we let go? What do we embrace? How can we lean into change with courage and grace?

Come and explore these issues, all in the presence of Spirit. Join us in person or on line at 10:00am.

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:

July 24, 2022

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