This week we continue on with the prophets in the Narrative Lectionary; this time coming to the all-important question: WHAT DOES GOD REALLY WANT FROM US? What matters most to God? Is it the same things that matter most to us? Let’s consider this question and reflect together….
This story examines the idea of healing of body AND mind AND spirit, and all the people involved in true healing. How many of us seek healing for something hurting in our lives, and perhaps miss opportunities because of our expectations?
This week we consider a story about another king: King Solomon, son of David and Bathsheba. He is known as one of the wisest kings in history, and that wisdom was put to the test with the dilemma in this story almost as soon as his reign began. He was not always perfect, but God still used him in His service.
This week we continue on in our narrative Lectionary readings by confronting a very hard Biblical story: King David’s huge mistake with Bathsheba. We consider this story in light of our cultural stories in this time of #MeToo, and wrestle with what it might mean for each of us to take this story personally.
This week is the culmination of our annual stewardship campaign focused on BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS. We use the Narrative Lectionary text from Joshua’s last words to the people of Israel to help us continue to broaden our view of relationships asking: what difference does the church make in the community? How do the relationships we build here affect the world out there? How does focusing on more than myself help to make the world as God intended it to be?