Today begins a new Easter season series called, “The Good and Beautiful Community.” Drawn from a James Bryan Smith book of the same title, this series continues our congregational work of formation. We are becoming People of the Resurrection! Luke 10:38-42, Romans 12:1-2
We waved palm branches. And, then we sat down to eat the Passover and wondered what happened. Matthew 21:1-11 & Matthew 26:14-30 This past Sunday, the sermon came in two parts. The first part is “Stirrings” The second part is “Crumbs at the Table”.
Stories of God meeting our needs Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-42 Post Script: The sermon references Keith Weaver’s “State of the Conference” address. Find it here.
Genesis 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Matthew 4:1-11 Enter the story through the lens of compassion: see a picture of Jesus as hungry, famished, and depleted. This Jesus identifies with us in our pain.
1 Corinthians 13:8-12; James 4:13-15; Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength in the midst of the chaos that can be part of discerning life’s direction. This Sunday we experienced the Examen, a practice from Ignatius of Loyola. Find out more about it here. The Purposeful Plan of the Mennonite Church USA says that groups and individuals move in …