Sunday, October 25, 2015

Called to lead in spite of weaknesses

Psalm 150  Praise the Lord
2 Samuel 5:1-5; 6:1-5

David Anointed King Called to lead in spite of weaknesses In these scriptures David becomes King over all Israel. David also brings the Ark of the covenant to Jerusalem. David worships God with joy and reckless abandon. What qualities are important to us in a leader? What qualities are important in a leader to achieve God's purpose and mission in the world?
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Walls That Divide

Ruth 1:1-17 Ruth and Naomi

These stories of crossing the boundary -- both ethnic and geographical -- between Judah and Moab, once out of dire and bitter necessity, and once out of loving loyalty. Both are expressions of deep courage and wisdom on the part of two women whose stories became a crucial ingredient in the formulation of Israel's identity. Now, thousands of years later, we are still touched by these stories and these profound words. What does this say about our identity and the life to which the Spirit calls us?

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Remember, Practice, Interrupt and Praise

Deuteronomy 5: 1-21; 6:4-9 . 10 Commandments

As faithful followers we have been given a set of commandments (rules or guidelines) to live by. We are in a covenant relationship with God which requires us to interrupt our daily routines to remember God's promises, to practice what God commands of us and to take time to give thanks for all that God has done and given us in this life. The commandments provide us with the ability to be radically inclusive as a community. This will challenge some of our assumptions and some of our personal needs and values. On Thanksgiving Sunday we will discover what it takes to be a faith presence in this world as a testimony of our gratitude. listen view

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Whom Shall We Say?

Exodus 1:8–14; 3:1–15 • God calls Moses

We celebrate the presence of the Sacred who has many names, who has one name, who is not named. The Holy is present to us in ten thousand ways: in flame or wind, in song or silence, in word or action, in sorrow or joy. Moses discovers and presents “I am who I am” in a way that at once a profoundly new revelation and familiar from the beginning of time. We are challenged to embrace the Sacred, at once rooted to the core of our being, yet also blooming fresh before our eyes.

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