The story of Herod's response to John the Baptizer is an invitation for us to not only hear God's word, but heed it as well. We listen for the ways God's Spirit tells us the truth about our sin and invites us to repent and be transformed.
Jesus invites his disciples to share his message and travel light. We do the same by trusting God's persistent love that comes after us and each person we meet. We let go of the baggage and worry, and trust that God is working.
Worship outside with us! This Sunday, we meet two people whose lives have been interrupted by disease and death. Jesus meets them with healing and a new way forward as hope interrupts their lives.
Worship with us as we remember God is with us in the storms but also in the daily lives we live. The glorious gift is that God cares for us all of the time and especially in the times when we're afraid.
Our first outdoor worship of the season! In this green-and-growing season after Pentecost, how does your faith grow? Jesus' parables invite us to be attentive to God's presence as God infests our lives and world.
In the world that divides, the ministry of Jesus brings us together and we carry that same grace and forgiveness, acceptance and love to the world.
The disciples wait for the Spirit and in the in-between time, struggle with wanting things to be familiar. Before dying, Jesus prayed they would be protected as they follow God's call. How are our lives of faith put on hold because we're trying to stay comfortable?
We were fighting some connectivity issues (internet and inter-computer) and a random cartoon's sound at the beginning. God only knows what's going on, and we're glad God's got it.
"Come away... and rest a while," an invitation to meet God even in the busy and deserted places in our lives. Taking those breaks is an act of trusting God.