Daily Reflection ~ Tuesday, June 16, 2020

…have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.   Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able … Read More

Daily Reflection ~ Monday, June 15, 2020

A year like this can break us if we let it. As increasingly unbelievable as the times have become, one thing remains true: we can do hard things. Because we never do them alone.  God is always in, behind, above and under our efforts.  Hard things disorient us and cause … Read More

 “Jesus, This Is Really Hard to Do!”

  ~ Matthew 5:38-48/Deuteronomy 19:16-21/Leviticus 19:18 ~   My sermon title today can be said in two different ways. One is as a prayer: “Jesus, this is really hard to do.” The second as a profane exclamation: “Jesus, this is really hard to do!” For here we have two of … Read More

Today: Join Us for Online Worship, June 14, 2020, 10:30am

~ “Jesus, This Is Really Hard to Do!” ~ While in Aotearoa New Zealand, Pastor Brown had the opportunity to preach in several churches. One sermon he preached was about how to love our enemies. As we prepare to engage in ongoing discussions about how to dismantle structural racism, how … Read More

Daily Reflection ~ Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and … Read More

Daily Reflection ~ Saturday, June 13, 2020

            love waits in the rain for the straggling child jumping in every puddle; offers a hand to the one who gave a slap; refuses to give in to grudges; celebrates the frankness of those who discomfort it; it gives birth to grace, counts on … Read More