In God's Image-Photography as Spiritual Practice

July 8, 2021

Dear Friends,

A happy and safe Labor Day weekend to you. We thank God for everyone who labors growing and harvesting things, nurturing people, teaching, serving, making things from meals to buildings, organizing, advocating, creating beauty, and so much more. Blessings on your work and your rest this weekend as we try to squeeze all the last, best, bits out of the summer.

This Sunday in worship, we will explore photography as a new way of seeing each other and the Sacred around us. It is also Communion Sunday, so bring something to feast on—bread and juice, doughnuts and coffee, toast and tea...whatever you like best for celebrating the holy meal that Jesus first shared with his closest friends. We will gather online this week.

On Sunday, we are also bidding goodbye (and thank you, and maybe good riddance!) to online worship as we have known it since March/April 2020. Stick around after the Postlude for an outtakes reel of some behind-the-scenes bloopers. Then, make your church plans for NEXT week, Sept. 12th, when we will welcome Pastor Jennifer back from sabbatical and roll out our livestream system. You can participate in worship on 9/12, here at church in person, with a mask on OR at home online. Choices are amazing!

As you worship, and whatever you do this weekend, may you see God’s peace and wonder everywhere.



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:

September 2, 2021

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