An Announcement from Rev. Rust

Friends in Christ, The Book that We Love is full of stories about people on journeys – Abraham and Sarah, the children of Israel, even our Lord himself through the Galilee. God’s people are a pilgrim people. We are all of us on a journey ever deeper into the heart of God. And sometimes, weContinue reading “An Announcement from Rev. Rust”

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 12, 2021 Order of Worship: As we continue our series Exodus: Journey to Deliverance, the people of Israel have been freed to leave Egypt, but there is still one more significant obstacle to actually getting out of the land where they have been oppressed. May the Spirit open our hearts to the lessons ofContinue reading “The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost”

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 5, 2021 Order of Worship: Last week in our series Exodus: Journey to Deliverance, we read about Pharaoh’s hardened heart and God’s power in the plagues. In this week’s lesson, we have the final plague – a night that will be remembered “throughout all generations.” May the Spirit open our hearts to the lessonsContinue reading “The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost”

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 29, 2021 Order of Worship: Last week in our series Exodus: Journey to Deliverance, Moses heard God’s call to go back to Egypt. In today’s scripture reading, the confrontation with Pharaoh begins. May we encounter this sacred story with fresh ears as we pray the Spirit opens our hearts to the lessons of theContinue reading “The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost”

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 22, 2021 Order of Worship: As we continue in our series Exodus: Journey to Deliverance, we have finally arrived at the point in the narrative where Moses will take center stage. Today’s text is a familiar one for many of us, but such a rich passage is certainly worth returning to again and again.Continue reading “The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost”

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 15, 2021 Order of Worship: Today, we continue in our series Exodus: Journey to Deliverance. Last week we read the story of Shiphrah and Puah, the Hebrew midwives who are the heroines of the first chapter. This week, we hear about a few more women who play a part in the story of MosesContinue reading “The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost”

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 8, 2021 Order of Worship: This week we’re beginning a new series, which we’re calling Exodus: Journey to Deliverance. The narrative of the Exodus, God’s liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and their journey to the Promised Land, is one of the most significant in scripture. It shaped the identity of theContinue reading “The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost”

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 1, 2021 Order of Worship: This is the final lesson in our summer Holy Meals series. There are so many other examples in scripture of the people of God gathering around food, and we hope this has whet your appetite to feast even further on the Book that we Love. We conclude with theContinue reading “The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost”