Posts from June 2017

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Sunday, July 2: All are welcome here!

by Trina Kleist

God’s people know welcome and rejection! Welcome and rejection figure prominently in Matthew’s Gospel as Jesus tells his followers what to expect. Jesus also introduces the theme of whoever, weaving this word with the other two. Rejection and conflict loomed in last Sunday’s story, when Jesus warns his followers that his radical message of God’s […]

Sunday, June 18: Good news (not fake)!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus brings good news to you! God’s news is sooo different from the world’s news! At a time when mistrust, accusations and fear abound, God assures us that His News of a new way of life is absolutely true. We can believe in complete safety that God is no fake. In Jesus’ day, people felt […]

Sunday, June 11: Holy Trinity Day!

by Trina Kleist

Trinity: One God, Three Persons When Christians talk about God as a Trinity, it’s easier to say who God isn’t, than to explain who God is. The Trinity is not one being with three job titles. Nor is the Trinity three separate pieces that form one being. And God is not a split personality. All […]

One worship service June 4: Pentecost – Holy Spirit Day!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus breathes God’s spirit into you, too! A spirit-filled life – that’s what we all need! Jesus understood that better than anyone. So when he got ready to leave this Earth, he assured his followers that, yes, he really had risen from the dead. Yes, he really was the Son of God! And yes, he […]