God is Still Speaking
Leaders: A Problem of Kings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:4-20 The people of Israel petition the prophet Samuel for a king to lead them. They—and we—are invited to think about leadership as God would offer it to us compared to the ways of rulers and monarchs. Can we rest in the security of God’s care? Can we commit ourselves to the ... Read more
Remembering to Speak
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8 The prophet Isaiah receives a vision at a time of unrest and uncertainty, but wonders if he is able to speak of it to the world. On Trinity Sunday, we are invited to be held in community that recognizes where we are challenged, and where we fail, and still calls us to ... Read more
The Advocate: Shelter
Scripture: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 On Pentecost, we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit to the church. Jesus tells us some about how the Spirit will strengthen us… it is a living together in relationship that shelters and calls out gifts, rather than shadowing and diminishing them. It’s in this pattern of mutual flourishing and ... Read more
The Science of Selecting Disciples
Scripture: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 The early church works to select a new leader from their midst, and settles on a strange process! In the saints who are selected (or not) for this new ministry, we might find gifts of the Spirit which continue to call us into ministries and vocations of our own.
What is to Prevent Us?
Scripture: Acts 8:26-39 The Rev. Kelli Whitman leads us in worship as we hear of the Apostle Phillip and an Ethiopian official meeting on the road, and finding in one another an invitation to a widening of imagination—and of God’s welcome and work.