The Wind Blows

April 20, 2020

Live Music and Communion for IN PERSON worship thisSunday! 

In the scripture passage for this Sunday’s worship, Jesus says, “The wind blows where it will.” This is in context of Jesus letting Nicodemus know that, for all his profound learning, the Spirit of God is not subject to moving in any one direction, and that if we really want to tap into the nature of the Holy, we have to become born again, and again, and again to the awe and wonder of God.

This Sunday, we will experience two aspects of being “born again” into worship together. First, we will have live music from the Bell choir during worship in the Sanctuary for first time since the pandemic.

We will also celebrate the sacrament of communion at our IN PERSON worship for the first time since the pandemic came upon us!  Those who feel comfortable doing so will be invited to receive communion together OUTSIDE in the courtyard at the end of worship. (Those who don’t feel comfortable unmasking for communion will receive a blessing prior to their dismissal. God is good, all the time!)  

Please join us in person at 10 a.m. Our online worship service premieres at the same time, but is always available on YouTube.

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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