April 22, 2021

"And it goes on and on, watching the river run

Further and further from things that we’ve done

Leaving them one by one

And we have just begun, watching the river run

Listening, learning and yearning

Run, river run”   Loggins and Messina

Throughout this entire pandemic, we’ve been running a river; sometimes full of rapids and holes, sometimes even floating on still waters. As we enter into our second Sunday commemorating “Earth: Our Original Monastery,” we’ll look at lessons from the rivers in our lives and the ways that Spirit is “winding and whirling and swirling along” in our lives. We’ll also round a bend in our lives as church this Sunday as it will be our last Sunday of being online only.

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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April 22, 2021

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