“All of me”

Texts: “I Am the Rain” by Avijeet Das * Mark 9:38-41 (“Whoever is not against us is for us”) Video of complete service * Order of service Today on P.I.E. Day, we are focusing on Mill Woods United’s status as an Affirming community, one that welcomes people from sexual and gender minorities. There are many reasons for … [Read more…]

Chosen families

Texts: Mark 3:20-21, 31-35 (“Who is my mother?”) * “Revolutionary love” by Valarie Kaur Video of the complete service * Order of service The word “family” refers not only to our biological relatives. Our work colleagues sometimes come to feel like a family. Our school friends may become more of a family to us, at least for … [Read more…]

Just how near is the kingdom?

Order of service (PDF file) * Video of the complete service Preamble to worship Today as we read further into the Gospel of Mark, we encounter the first time that Jesus mentions the central symbol of his movement: “the kingdom of God.” Today, I will reflect on what this symbol might mean and its implications … [Read more…]

Beginner’s mind

Text: John 1:1-18 (“In the beginning”) * Video of complete service * Order of service How are we supposed to feel after Christmas? During the season, we celebrate the birth of Jesus and rejoice in the rebirth of love within our hearts. But what if Christmas didn’t really pan out for us this year? On … [Read more…]