Planting Apple Trees

Working for justice for all people and caring for the earth is part ofour progressive Christian faith. We are prayerful activists on specific issueslike women’s right to choose, global warming, racism and many other concerns;that’s good. But lately my attention has been drawn to how we do thatwork. Which tools help us to reach our goals, and which do not? In challenginginjustice, what role does anger play? What are the problems, the power and thepossibilities of bringing our faith to our politics? I will preach about thesequestions this week. After worship, you are invited to join me in the BayWindow Room to explore these ideas. We will share in the sacrament of communionthis week. Worship in person or on-line begins at 10:00. I hope you’ll join us.



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:

August 4, 2022

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