Thank You for attending worship each Sunday and making us a vital space for all on the evolving journey of the Spirit.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3
“Constant Reformation Under A Still Speaking God”
November Third is Reformation Sunday. In the old days we would have spent time thinking about how our Calvinist tribe is superior. But if we think about what it truly means to believe into a still speaking God we realize that we are continually called to seek out the living Christ and are continually called to grow our faith. As the scripture about Zacchaeus teaches us, Jesus came to save the lost. How can we connect to our own seeker, and to our own lostness to be better bathed in this light of redemption?
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10
“Faith Beyond the Barriers of the Mind”
In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus is questioned by Sadducees who disbelieved in the resurrection. In their test of Jesus, Christ reminds them that true faith is beyond our typical barriers of the mind and cannot be subject to its demands. How is our own faith “boxed in” by our expectations? What would it mean for us to have those expectations liberated?
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17
This passage in Isaiah, about the hope for a new heaven and earth, and the positive power of God gives us pause. Since the prophet utilized this rhetoric to rebuild Jerusalem, do we in our age do a good enough job harnessing the true power of our imagination? How would the liberation and the harnessing of our own imaginations make a positive difference in our lives?
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24
“Forgiveness: The Root of Thanksgiving”
This passage about Jesus forgiving the criminal on the cross next to him helps us realize the fullness of God’s grace for us. As we prepare to gather around the table in the holiday spirit, let us also embrace the deep forgiveness this sometimes requires of us.
The VOICE is a monthly publication and is available for download from our site. Thank you.