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Sunday, January 28, 2024: Re-claiming Authority

Re-claiming Authority—Mark 1: 21-28(January 28, 2024-4th Sunday after Epiphany)What comes to mind when I say the word, authority? Sit with that for a moment. Our reactions, I think, depend on our experiences with authority and our relationships with authority figures—parents, teachers, coaches, doctors, police, social media influencers. These relationships are influenced by the power dynamics that are inherent in the differences brought…

Sunday, January 21, 2024: Who God Is-The Book of Jonah

Who God Is—The Book of Jonah(January 21, 2024-3rd Sunday after Epiphany)(Prior to the reflection the service included this video, an edited version of Fr. Richard Rohr’s video, “A Poor and Divided Humanity” from the Work of the People.)The story of Jonah is one of the best-known stories in the Bible because it is one of the most absurd. It’s a fantastical story…

Sunday, January 7, 2024: Blessed by Being

Blessed by Being—Mark 1: 1-11(January 7, 2024-Baptism of Jesus)“What defines me is not what I do but what I receive. Out of a deep spiritual yearning, I have received sobriety, recovery, and a working relationship with a god of my understanding–so that I have received grace. Out of that same yearning, I have received community, belonging, home and the opportunity to be…

Sunday, December 24 (10PM): Christmas Eve Communion

How Can We Celebrate Christmas This Year—Luke 2: 1-20(December 24, 2023—Christmas Eve)Parents, we’re idealists, aren’t we? We raise kids to kids to question, to be curious, to challenge authority when needed. Yet, it takes us by surprise when they take those lovingly cultivated traits and turn them on us, pointing out inconsistencies in our worldviews, exposing blind spots in our thinking, gaps…