Memorial Day weekend is especially poignant this year is we are all still reeling from the catastrophic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, following the grocery store shooting in Buffalo, following the church shooting in California, etc.

How shall we remember these children, these teachers, these regular folk going about everyday life? How shall we direct our grief, our rage, and our fear?  We will gather in worship this Sunday, of course to lift prayers, but to also put prayers into actions. We will provide postcards, pens, and addresses to encourage communication with elected officials or with anyone else to whom you’d like to write. Note: Sunday’s sermon will speak directly to the tragedies of these past weeks. Please join us for worship in person or online at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

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:

May 26, 2022

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