Orienting Ourselves

August 11, 2022

In life we are sometimes amazed to find ourselves in situations, (locations, jobs, diagnosis, relationships, etc.) that we could not predict. In moments of surprise, we often long for the past or are eager for whatever comes next. It is challenging to be present to the moment and to acknowledge it for what it is, unanticipated. This Sunday in Worship we will take a collective breath to mark our communal journey and orient ourselves to the moment we find ourselves in as a community of faith. Rev. Courtney Arntzen

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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August 11, 2022

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