Devotionals

As a way to tend the soil and tend the soul of our beloved community, members of our church are writing weekly devotionals that accompany the lectionary text for the week. The devotionals are a way to reflect on the text, deepen our spiritual lives and pray our ways into the end of the week. May we be blessed by these writers as we “seek to embrace the mystery of God”. 

Pastor Heather

  • november 13, 2019

    Sherri Walker: "The Prophets We Prefer"

    When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he [Jesus] said, "As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down." Luke 21:5-19 (NRSV)

  • october 30, 2019

    Ken Painter: "Ball of Confusion"

    "So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked

    surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted." (Habakkuk 1:4)

     

    " . . . but the righteous shall live by his faith." (Habakkuk 2:4b)

  • october 23, 2019

  • october 9, 2019

    Ani Rose Whaleswan: "Maker of Heaven and Earth"

    I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. 

    Psalm 121


  • october 2, 2019

    Deidre Schoolcraft: "God Finds Us"

    "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. 

    Lamentations 3: 23-26

  • september 25, 2019

    Rev. Heather Haginduff: "In Defense of Hell"

    There was a certain rich man who clothed himself in purple and fine linen, and who feasted luxuriously every day. At his gate lay a certain poor man named Lazarus who was covered with sores. Lazarus longed to eat the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Instead, dogs would come and lick his sores... 

    Luke 16: 19-31

  • september 18, 2019

    Ken Painter: "The Great Physician"

    "Is there no balm in Gilead?

    Is there no physician there? Why then has

    the health of my poor people not been restored?" 

    Jeremiah 8: 22, NRSV

  • September 11, 2019

    Sherri Walker: "Swept"

    “... suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one...” 

    Luke 15:8, NIV