United Church of Christ Pastor in Maine
Scripture: Acts 16:16-34 The Apostle Paul and Silas encounter a young woman caught in slavery, in profit others can gain from her… Their response is less than perfect, but the story that unfolds continues to teach them, and us, how love and liberation work together.
New Hope: City of Life
Scripture: Revelation 21: 1-6, 22-25 The Revelation to John invites the early churches to claim citizenship in a city unlike any other… to give up the worship of armies and emperors and be renewed by living waters and God’s presence. As citizens of this city in the world today, how shall we live?
New Witnesses: Knit Together
Scripture: Acts 9:36-43 We meet a disciple, Tabitha, who has wrapped her community in care and blessing, but has died. With Peter, we go to her bedside to wonder at the ways the works of loving hands can be a part of the work of Christ’s heart… and the life still left here where the […]
New Meals: Broken and Blessed
Scripture: John 21: 1-19 Jesus visits disciples who have run back to the shore in the midst of uncertainty, and calls them into new mission and ministry. We are called, too, to feed beloved children of God of wide and wondrous flocks, expanding God’s welcome rather than shutting ourselves in.
Looking for Life – Easter 2019
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12 A group of women who live and serve Jesus go to his tomb and find a stone rolled away… and they look inside, where their hearts had broken just a few days before, and find the possibility of new life. Where are the cracks in our lives where we must be unafraid […]
Scripture: John 12:1-8 Mary, a friend and follower of Jesus, anoints him with oil and perfume at a dinner party. He claims it as an anointing before his death. We wonder at how touch can honor and care for the priceless gift of life we find in friends and guides along our ways.