What Are You Gonna Do with Your Dash?

Hello Church!

It’s a holiday weekend; I hope the heat will not keep you from doing something fun, something renewing.

Last week we worshipped together in the courtyard; it was lovely to be able to do that. We will also worship outside on July 25 and August 15. We are easing into the transition to in-person worship, so this week we’ll worship on-line again. Sunday is the 4th of July; we honor our nation through music and prayer. I will be preaching about loving when it’s hard. You’ll have a chance to join in some sermon-talk-back during the Zoom coffee hour following worship.

We will celebrate Holy Communion, so come to worship via YouTube and bring communion elements (bread or cracker, juice or water, etc.) and if you like, bring a candle with you.

The next day, Monday, July 5, the office will be closed so the staff can observe the holiday by taking the day to play or rest.

May each of you be blessed this week…may you be blessed with an icy cold drink, with air conditioning or lots of fans, with a day at a lake, with ice cream in the freezer.



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:

July 1, 2021

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