Spend a quiet moment asking the Spirit to show you how you speak anything less than the truth, whether it’s exaggeration or denial or rationalizing or cheating. Be kind with yourself, but also be courageous in responding to the invitation of the Spirit of Truth to “guide you into all truth” this week (John 16:13).
On this Sunday (the 4th in Eastertide and Mother’s Day) Pastor Melanie Eccles preaches on how the goodness and mercy and steadfast love which “follow us all the days of our life” (Psalm 23) are following us in the form of the Church until we can dwell fully in the House of the Lord forever. Lectionary […]
Having focused our last week on observing the way we speak, let’s try the spiritual practice of Control of the Tongue. Let’s seek the power of the Holy Spirit to help transform our destructive use of speech into words that bring the healing + wholeness of Jesus.
In the season of Eastertide, we seek to open ourselves to power of the Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. Try this spiritual practice: Control of the Tongue. Let’s make room for the Holy Spirit’s power in our lives by examining our speech habits. Observe yourself this week: Do I speak harshly? Am I […]
On this Second Sunday in Eastertide, Pastor Kevin preaches on the Gospel passage and the forgiveness of sins and our work of bringing God’s healing to the world. Acts 5:27-32 Psalm 150 Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31
On this Resurrection Sunday Pastor Melanie Eccles preaches about an embodied spirituality, how being a Christian is a spiritual decision, but it’s also physical. Christianity is about going and doing and following and healing and serving like Jesus. (The closing prayer is an excerpt of “I Praise for this Resurrection Madness” found in Ted Loder’s Guerrillas of […]
Pastor Melanie Eccles preaches on the 5th Sunday in Lent on living with purpose – intentionally inviting others to join us in the healing + wholeness work Jesus is doing in us. (Isaiah 43:16-21 • Psalm 126 • Philippians 3:4b-14 • John 12:1-8)
In this April 2019 letter, Pastor Melanie writes about the sudden death of her spiritual director. She also shares about her practice of confession and ponders what it would be like if we became intentional about inviting others to join us in this healing + wholeness work that Jesus is doing in us?
On this 4th Sunday of Lent, Pastor Melanie Eccles preaches on the call to return to God with our whole hearts and how the story of the Prodigal Son demonstrates God’s extravagant embrace (and PARTY-THROWING) every time we return. Joshua 5:9-12 • Psalm 32 • 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 • Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Pastor Kevin Eccles preaches on this second week of Lent (and St. Patrick’s day) on the story-arch of Scripture and how the Love of Jesus ties it all together. Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 • Psalm 27 • Philippians 3:17-4:1 • Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a)
Pastor Kevin Eccles leads us through a practice of Lectio Divina, a way of reading Scripture for Transformation rather than just Information. He reflects on his own encounters with the Spirit in the text of Luke 6:27-38. Other lectionary readings included: Genesis 45:3-11, 15 • Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 • 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50.