Preparing Our Hearts: Sabbath

Preparing Our Hearts: Sabbath

This week in worship, we have two stories of Jesus in conflict with religious leaders about the meaning of the Sabbath. We’re exploring Luke 6:1-11, which you can read here on Bible Gateway. Sabbath is an unfamiliar concept for many of us. It’s associated...
Preparing our Hearts: Sabbath Edition

Preparing our Hearts: Sabbath Edition

This week’s worship will feature an extended period of waiting worship in the Quaker tradition. We call it waiting worship rather than silent worship, even though it’s mostly silent, because the silence isn’t really the point. Silence is just a tool...
Repairers of Broken Walls

Repairers of Broken Walls

  Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins     and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,     Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. -Isaiah 58:12 Isaiah was a faithful prophet, and the Old Testament book that bears his...

Be Prepared

If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. -Jesus, in the 12th chapter of Matthew This conflict is a bit obscure. The gist of it is that harvesting...
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Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the Lord your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day. Deuteronomy 5:15 Laura Ingalls Wilder left behind, as part...