The Tree of Life: Rooted in Love

October 7, 2021

This Sunday, we remember how we are Rooted in our Saints as we complete our Rooted in Love series and celebrate our commitments to generosity for 2022. We used to call this day “Stewardship Sunday,” but we now embrace Stewardship as a year-round spiritual practice. Our scripture passage for the week describes the trees planted by the River of Life, the river that connects us across the generations that have come before and those that are yet to come. Please join us for a powerful and beautiful celebration of our saints and our church, in person or online on Sunday at 10 a.m.

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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October 31, 2021

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