Spirit-Timed Disclosure: Who Jesus Is and Who We Are – June 2021 Lectionary Previews

5/14/2021

The Gospel lections for June 2021 are from the Gospel according to Mark. In the characteristic form of the book of Mark, Jesus Christ traveled from place to place, an itinerant preacher/healer who breathlessly encountered young and old, healthy and...

Creating a harmonious stewardship team

5/12/2021

June is African-American Music Month. Originally created by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, this month is set aside as a time for us to remember the musical influences of African-Americans. Despite its 40 years of existence, this month of focus...

Living with gratitude, hope and grace

4/15/2021

As a parent of young children during the pandemic, feelings of inadequacy are common. Regardless of the words of encouragement from supervisors, and family and friends, it is easy to sense that we are falling short. To note, I have...

The Stewardship Journey – May 2021 Lectionary Preview

4/13/2021

How and where did your stewardship journey begin? Throughout the years, I have listened with awe and reverence as church members have shared stories of grandmothers who made sure dimes and quarters were ready to be placed in church offering...

The Right Tool for Stewardship

3/22/2021

I enjoy putting things together. I enjoy seeing pieces spread all over the floor, and from the magic of instructions and use of tools, seeing them become the picture on the box. Since we've moved into our home in the...

Don’t Worry About the Stone – Lectionary Preview

3/15/2021

Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 Mark 16:1-8 Life is filled with stones: stone of injustice, stone of inequality, stone of prejudice, stone of violence, stone of partisanship, stone of poverty … stone, stone, stone! Everywhere we look there seems to...

Bridges of Care – March 2021 Lectionary Preview

2/10/2021

“’Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ …he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this….” (John 2:19, 21-22) “Just...

Mantle Passing: The Extraordinary Witness of Faithful Stewards

1/22/2021

February 14, 2021 II Kings 2:1-15 - Transfiguration of the Lord Let's just put it out there. Elijah, the prophet and drama of biblical proportion, seem to always go together. It was at Mt. Carmel when Elijah called down the...

Leading into the future

2/8/2021

Calder Pickett, the History of Journalism professor at the University of Kansas, edited a compendium of famous sayings, quotes, statements of Americans over the last 200 years. He entitled the book "Voices from the Past." He shared in class that...

Looking Back, Looking Forward, Being Here Now

1/19/2021

For me, the month of January is always a time of contemplating the beginning, a place from which to start. Just as the sun has started to turn back to the north we are inclined toward renewal and think of...