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Archives: September 2020

Sep 24, 2020 - Kent French

This autumn, we are following the lectionary again, that centuries-old, three-year cycle of scripture readings for every day of the year. Now through the end of November (and the end of our liturgical year), it takes us through the last chapters of the Gospel of Matthew and into some juicy, head-scratching and provocative teachings from Jesus.

This Sunday features Jesus the badass debater (...

Sep 17, 2020 - Amy Norton

"We will get there, heaven knows how we will get there, but we know we will." 

"All manner of things shall be well."

"One day at a time."

"Bird by bird."

"Make it to midnight."

All of these mantras, prayers, and reassurances are meant as guides in an unpredictable, overwhelming wilderness. When the Israelites were in the wilderness, they began to get...

Sep 10, 2020 - Kent French

The first Sunday after Labor Day is our "Welcome Back Sunday," when we return from the (relatively) more laidback energy of a New England summer and begin our program year, just like all of the schools and universities around us. We celebrate with an after-worship cookout on the lawn.

This year, the pandemic makes it all different.

We will still gather. In the "welcome back" spirit, this Sunday we will have a live worship service on Zoom at 11am, available on...

Sep 03, 2020 - Kent French

Our summer series on Adventures in Faith has so inspired and impressed me by the courage, dedication and deep faithfulness of our members and guest homilists. If you've missed any of their homilies, I invite you to return to our YouTube page and check them out. See the list below.

This final Sunday, September 6, is no different as we hear from member...