Our vision statement proclaims that we want to be known as a courageous Christian community. What does courage look like in Christianity? What does courage look like for us in this time and place? Courage can be found in small actions and conversations that we do each and every day. We will look at the early church in Acts to gain wisdom into our own acts of courage.
Every week, Pastor Brooke ends worship with a benediction, a blessing. This month in worship, we will be looking at each phrase of that blessing in detail and the scriptures that echo it. It is a powerful act to bless others, and to be blessed. What does that blessing do for us? For others? Join us in worship to discover the meaning be hind this blessing and others in your life.
We feature guests, Dr. Thaddeus Johnson and Dr. Natasha Johnson. Hosted by our Social Justice and Anti-Racism teams, the Johnsons will speak in worship and then join us for a time of community conversation over ZOOM.
The staff of the Minnesota Annual Conference created a worship service for us this week. Our new resident bishop, Bishop David Bard, will preach on looking for signs of resurrection when we have doubt and despair.
Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The story of new life and God's promises has never been more needed or more relevant. Pastor Brook will share a message, our musicians will lead us in Music (including the Hallelujah chorus!) , and we will have some interactive pieces from our congregation members.
What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads? When the song we've been singing, the life we've been living, the road we've been cruising, comes undone? We will explore stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, and expectations-stories where God meets us in the spiraling and unraveling plans turn us into something new.
For two weeks in worship, we'll be talking about forgiveness. We will start by exploring how and why we forgive others. In Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, he encouraged his disciples to "turn the other cheek" and "love their enemies." What does forgiveness mean? Why is it so important? Does it mean everything is just fine?
Following the birth of Jesus, joy seems like an appropriate response. Emmanuel- God with us, seen in the fragile like of a baby. How can we experience joy in the midst of this season? In our everyday lives, where does joy grow and prosper? Join us as Pastor Brooke ventures out with a Go Pro to find the places and experiences where the joy of Jesus does fill our hearts, souls, and minds.