Month: October 2015

Sounds Impossible: A Call to Worship for the Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost, B

Focal Text: Mark 10:17-31 This call to worship was read at the beginning of a service which included a sermon on the command of Jesus to a wealthy man to sell all his possessions and give the proceeds to the poor. The sermon illuminated the difficulty of that task and set it in balance with…

Unburdened: A prayer following the shooting at Umpqua Community College

We gather so often in this hour feeling empty and asking you to fill us. We want to leave here with more. More love. More hope. More strength. More wisdom. Today though, God, we come not empty, but overburdened. We need to leave something behind. We’re carrying another word. We’re carrying 9 more names. We…