Good Spirit Pentecost/Shavuot Numbers 11:24-30; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; Acts 2:1-21 Are we uncomfortable with the Holy Spirit? We shouldn’t be! The Spirit is the One who enables us to become the kind of humans God intended, so that His Kingdom may come and will be done on earth as it is in theContinue reading “Good Spirit”

Good Grief Easter Week 7 Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11 It’s exam season. This is where the rubber meets the road…and the glory in suffering—what’s good about grief—is how much genuine love results. ——————— Scripture: Lilly Dolan Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev JenniferContinue reading “Good Grief”

The Good Life Easter Week 6 Mother’s Day Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 What is “the good life”? Is there such thing as a one-size-fits-all? Why do people everywhere and throughout history look for it? And does God have anything to do with it? ——————— Scripture: Kathleen Youngs Message in a Basket: RevContinue reading “The Good Life”

Good Father Easter Week 5 Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14 “Father” is a tricky term to use for God nowadays…but that’s what Jesus called Him. What does it mean for God to be our Father? Also, we try to tackle “simple” subjects like the Trinity and stuff. ——————— Scripture: Tom JerniganContinue reading “Good Father”

Good Shepherd Easter Week 4 Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10 The Good Shepherd can lead us through some sketchy places. What do we do about abuse? ——————— Scripture: Mark Bertrand Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

Good Gracious-ness Easter Week 3 Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35 Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection are a great graciousness to us–and not because through them our sins have been forgiven. Today we talked about the grace of being perpetual “foreigners” and loving each other sincerely. ——————— Scripture: Mark Bertrand MessageContinue reading “Good Gracious-ness”

More Than Sparrows

If you look up sparrows online–which I had occasion to do recently because I was trying to paint a picture of one–you will see them described as an “invasive species.” They’re kind of a mini-pigeon, if you will. Although–as I learned in my Google search–there are different varieties of sparrow, as genus they live nearlyContinue reading “More Than Sparrows”

Your Name Here

Recently my parents gave me a stack of cassette tapes from my childhood, a number of which are recordings of me as a very engaged two year old in Costa Rica where they were learning Spanish for further assignment in Honduras. More recently, I listened to one of them, and was deeply struck by oneContinue reading “Your Name Here”

Good News, Everybody! Easter Season Week 1 John 20:1-18 What do we do when the Good News sounds like bad news? How can we get back to the Good News again? ———————— Scripture: Paul Layte Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

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