Read: John 18:33-38 Reflect: Is Jesus your savior? …your king? Or both? Consider times in your life when you have come to Jesus for help. And consider how you follow Jesus as your Lord and King each day. Reflect: Do you ever feel confused like Pilate when it comes to the answers Christ gives to you through scripture, prayer, or your church family? Do you “give in” or “give up” when you are confused (like Pilate)? Or do you try to discover a deeper truth? Practice: This week, focus your attention on......
Worship. Like many of you, my soul does not feel at peace when I am not in the hallowed walls of the sanctuary on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am. Our traditions and habits have ingrained in us a sense of responsibility to honor God in a particular way in particular place. Those traditions and habits form us into the Christians we are. Thanks be to God. So, I miss not gathering together this morning with each of you. There’s a piece of me that is missing by not being with you. Yet,......
“Right at the depth of the human condition, lies the longing for a presence, the silent desire for a communion. Let us never forget that this simple desire for God is already the beginning of faith.” The simple desire for God is an important step toward prayer that is practiced in the Taize community founded by Brother Roger, author of the above quote. The Taize community is a monastic order of brothers that exists in the small community of Taize, France. Brother Roger and his sister set up a safe haven for refugees......
A Christmas Eve Service for Everyone with Songs, Reflection, and Candles Whether you are Christian or not, this gathering will be a time of peace, love, hope and joy as we come together to sing, remember, tell the Christmas story and lift up the spirit of Christmas through candlelight. All are welcome!...