Living Up to Our Names

September 23, 2021

Coming back to church life, we’ve got puzzles to figure out with livestreaming technology, finding a new Youth Minister and figuring out how to face changes created by Pastor Laura’s impending move to Bozeman. The Holy Spirit is in charge of it all; I know we’ll be alight because we’ve got COVENANT to carry us through. (That there’s a segue into our worship theme!  This Sunday, we look at the second Great Covenant, the Covenant of Abraham.  Please join us in person or online at 10 a.m.  After worship, for those attending in person, we’ll have a special art project which will be used in our Farewell to Pastor Laura, releasing her from her covenant with our church, next week.

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

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September 23, 2021

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