April 5 worship service

April 5 worship service

It was a long road from Palm Sunday to Easter,
It was Uncomfortable – as Jesus turned over tables in the Temple and called out the religious leaders.

It was lonely – as his closest friends turned their backs on him to try and protect themselves.

It was terrifying as their leader was sentenced to death by the government and then strung up on a tree.

And through it all, they shouted “save us.”

And through it all, we shout “save us.”

March 29 Worship

March 29 Worship

I have never experienced a Lent like this year’s Lent. I have never walked so closely with the disciples in their distress and despair. I’ve never worried about when Lent will end and when Easter will come. But this year….

I do believe that Easter will come…but I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be on April 12.

I do believe that Easter will come but we have a lot more Lent to get through first.

I do believe that Easter will come. It will come on whatever Sunday we are able to physically gather together again and on that day we will celebrate the resurrection, we will bask in the glory of God and community, we will shout and sing Hallelujah.

Easter will come but it’s not on our timeline.

March 22 worship

March 22 worship

Apocalypse is a Greek word meaning “revelation”,
This crisis is revealing our God given gifts, revealing our strength and courage, revealing the love that we all share, revealing the ways that our love can be expressed.

God’s love has been revealed to us. Our love is being revealed in every moment. Thanks be to God.

What does it take to follow Jesus?

What does it take to follow Jesus?

Our only foundation should be our God known to us through Jesus Christ. A God who disrupts human chaos through divine challenge. Jesus who invites us to a table where everyone has a seat and who feeds us even when the plates seem empty. Jesus who takes down corrupt systems of religious and government by laying down his own life instead of destroying others’.