September 23, 2018

This Sunday, we celebrate International Peace Sunday. Our reading for this week continues in the Gospel of Mark with Jesus teaching that whoever welcomes a little child, welcomes God. We will focus on peace, justice, and welcoming the child, the stranger, the neighbor.

September 16, 2018

This Sunday, we continue in the Gospel of Mark with Jesus asking his disciples "who do people say that I am?" We will focus on ways we identify the sacred in our midst. What is the difference between divine things and human things?

September 9, 2018

This Sunday, we continue in the Gospel of Mark with two healing stories—one among Gentiles and one among Jews.  We will consider a few questions.  What does it mean to live toward unity in such polarized times?  What hope do healing and love and reconciliation give to our world?

September 2, 2018

This Sunday, we move from the book of Acts to the Gospel of Mark.  Our scripture addresses traditional understandings of cleanliness.  What makes a person unclean?  Where is there ripeness, and where is there rot, in our lives?

August 26, 2018

This Sunday, we continue reading through Acts.  In this reading, Peter escapes from prison, and King Herod dies (rather graphically).  As we consider this story, we will be focusing on the idea of breaking free from the prisons that bind us.

August 19, 2018

This Sunday, we continue reading through Acts.  It is the story of the church in Antioch, and it brings together people who fled Jerusalem because of the cruelty of Saul WITH a transformed Saul himself who has become a spokesman for God and a missionary for the church.  So, this Sunday is about reconciliation and outreach.

August 12, 2018

This week, we look at the story of Peter's recounting of his experience in Caesarea with the Gentiles, particularly Cornelius. It is the story of how God shows no partiality for one group over another. It is the story of how God gives all good blessings - and who are we to reject them? It is the story of a very wide table, acceptance and welcome.