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Open! Expansive!

Posted By on Jun 22, 2021

Sunday, June 20, 2021 – Pastor Teressa Sivers2 Corinthians 6:1-13 God who is perfect community—Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—Father, Son and Spirit—Lover, Beloved and Love; Open up our lives. Help us live big. Help us live expansively. Help us live Beloved Community. Amen. Companions, as Paul begins, we have been in ‘this work’ together. We have been in the work of becoming a compassionate community led and transformed by the...

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New Creation

Posted By on Jun 14, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021 – Pastor Teressa Sivers2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 Open our entire selves, Ever-creating God, to your refreshing and transforming Spirit. Guide us to perceive your world from your perspective, not our own, and certainly not through the lenses of the world. Help us be New Creation! Amen. How quickly the world changes! I saw a graphic just this week, a world map, showing how much of our globe has not seen...

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Pride Sunday ~ June 6, 2021 – Pastor Teressa Sivers Rainbow God, We do believe. Help us to speak. Help us to not give up, to not give in to weakness and fatigue in the work for your Kingdom. Renew our spirits each day! Set our eyes, our hearts, our feet on the path to the Beloved Community. Amen. Beloved Community. It all comes back to Beloved Community, also known as the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven, the realm of...

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The Paraclete & the Prodigal

Posted By on Jun 2, 2021

Sunday, May 30, 2021 – Pastor Teressa Sivers2 Corinthians 1:2-11 (Luke 15:11-32) Parent of all mercy, God of healing counsel, come alongside us…and guide us to come alongside one another. Comfort, oh comfort your people. Amen. We got mail! Yay! Yet…sometimes it seems like Paul writes in circles. He can be really hard to understand. One thing that makes it hard, Paul didn’t speak English. He spoke Hebrew and Greek and Latin and...

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Newborn Light & Open Doors

Posted By on May 17, 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021 – Pastor Teressa SiversPsalm 47:1-6 and Luke 24: 44-53  Ascension Sunday God of glory, God of life, God of Ascension Sunday; Open our hearts and minds to experience this Sunday and its scriptures afresh. Let this Sunday be a gateway onto what has never been before. Let our souls breathe hope. Amen. We hear this same story every year on Ascension Sunday. At the end of Luke, and then again at the beginning of...

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