Living Advent

Today’s Blog entry is written by Jenna Legg, who serves Vocation Ministry Coordinator for our congregation. Jenna offers a reflection on the struggle that often exists in responding to God’s call.  While Advent is usually expressed as a season of “joyful hope” and preparedness, I also believe there is a…

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Being a Meaning-Maker

At a recent liturgy, as I was reciting the familiar Trinitarian formula and signing myself, I became acutely aware of what I was actually doing. Too often these ritual signs become habitual and intentionality is lost. But this day I was struck by how an act of violence became a sign of…

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November 18, End Times: a Sunday Scriptures blog

It’s that time of year when we hear apocalyptic Scriptures, today’s from the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of Mark. This highly imaginative and symbolic writing was meant to both warn and reassure people facing death-dealing forces around them. So these Scriptures invite us to look at death-dealing forces…

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November 4, Hear: a Sunday Scriptures blog

Hear or listen, from our first reading (Deuteronomy 6:2-6) connotes “Always remember, never forget!” “Remember now!” What the people are to remember is that the Lord is our God, the Lord alone. This religious mantra unites Jews, Muslims and Christians. And this mantra is the context for the rest of…

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