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Mother…Mothered…Mothering


Posted By on May 10, 2021

Sunday, May 9, 2021 – Pastor Teressa SiversActs 10:44-48 and John 15:9-15 Father who is Mother… Mother who is Father… Holy Parent, though the word parent is not enough… Abide in us. (pause) Abide in us. (pause) Oh holy Mother-Father-Parent, Abide in us always. Amen. Mother. It is a bit delightful that on what the nation is celebrating as Mother’s Day, the Gospel reading features so prominently the word ‘Father’...

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What Prevents?


Posted By on May 3, 2021

Sunday, May 2, 2021 – Pastor Teressa SiversActs 8:26-39 God of abundant life for all, guide our feet…hold our hands…stand by us…as we run this race. For we do not want to run this race in vain. We are ALL your children. Amen. Three years ago, I encountered this Ethiopian Eunuch’s question in a whole new way. When I heard it before my revelation, the question that the Ethiopian asked didn’t jump out for me. I saw it as a...

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April 25, 2021 – Pastor Teressa Sivers1 John 3:16-24 and John 10:11-17 Let us begin with these words from @BlackLiturgies, by Cole Arthur Riley as our centering prayer. She wrote this following the verdict in the trial for justice for George Floyd. Let us pray: God, remind us…we don’t owe the system our gratitude. True justice would be George Floyd’s breath back in his body… BUT… Let us breath for him. Inhale…Exhale. If we feel...

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4/18/2021Prayer by Karen Kaufmann Please join me in prayer, for the church and for the world.  When I say “Lord in your mercy,” will you say “hear our prayer”? O Holy One, source of all insight, we thank you for this time apart, for worship, prayer, reflection, renewal.  We give thanks for those who, weekly, guide our worship and reflection: pastors, readers, musicians, technicians, hospitality hosts; and all...

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Embodied Fellowship


Posted By on Apr 12, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021 – Pastor Teressa Sivers1 John 1:1-4 and John 20:19-22 God who embodies community—Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—three and one—the dance of community; open us entirely to fellowship with you, with one another, and with all of creation. Resurrection is relationship. Make us Easter people. Amen. Methodism is in my blood. There are men named after John Wesley in my family tree. I am a born Methodist. It’s in my...

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