A journey of love

Lent is an opportunity for spiritual and personal examination, a time to study our relationship with God and others, a time to improve those relationships and make them more meaningful. But our desire for a deeper connection to God, one another, and all of God’s creation has to compete with the rest of life. Our spiritual practices go up against our everyday lives, busy schedules, work and family demands, emotional trials and more. If we pay attention, it is something else. We are never in the same place as we were last year or any other year. We have, perhaps, moved a little further into the mystery of our existence and, at the same time, perhaps a little further out into the mystery of the world. To quote Albert Einstein, “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious…”

From Seasons of the Spirit


 

Life in the Scriptures

The moment we begin to explore what the Scriptures say about the mystery of life, we discover that life is associated with the mystery of breathing. And the mystery of divine breathing is linked with the pulse of life. All life originates from the breath/spirit of God. Every inch of Earth is alive because of God's penetrating and enveloping breath. And the amazing thing about God's breath is that it blows all around us and we are not aware of the mystery enveloping us, entering us, animating us.

~ Norman Habel,  Rainbow of Mysteries


 

Sunday, Feb. 11, Worship Service Canceled

​This Sunday's worship service has been canceled due to snowy weather conditions and lots of illnesses. There is another worship opportunity this week on 2/14 for the Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 p.m.


 

Feb. 11 - Transfiguration Sunday

The story of the transfiguration is shrouded in mystery and magic. Where does earth end and heaven begin? Peter, James and John are chosen to be witness to something amazing and unbelievable. But, they are not allowed to share this revelation with anyone until after the resurrection. Wow, another incredible, impossible miracle yet to come?? !!

Elisha watches a spectacular event in Elijah's crossing from life to death; the psalmist reminds us that God shines with the "perfection of beauty" and comes in a "devouring fire" or "mighty tempest" not just as a still small voice. In 2 Corinthians we too are exhorted to witness to the light of the gospel message. We, like the early disciples, are called not just to teach the ethics of Jesus but also to spread the hope of resurrection.

From Seasons of the Spirit


 

 

 

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany: Called to Healing

Jesus' ministry was not just in the synagogue. He also took his ministry into homes and the streets. He healed those who were sick, and cast out demons and preached and proclaimed the message. In Isaiah, we are reminded "Have you not heard?" that the creator God, if we wait, will renew our strength and make us mount up like eagles. Psalm 147 is a song of praise for all the healing and the care we, and all creation, are given. The singing of praises itself is healing. In the gospel reading we hear about the benefits of being free to serve others, as that is what we are called to do.

Listening and hearing are an important part of healing that is always in process as we seek God and are known by God's love.


 

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