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Join us this Sunday,

June 23th at 10:00am

For a Service of Word and Prayer

Rev. Wendy Woodworth as brings the message 

Let's Talk About Rest

 

Welcome to the Season of Kingdomtide

Kingdomtide is the season between the day of Pentecost and the season of Advent. It is a time often used to focus on the teachings of the prophets, Jesus Christ, and the epistles (or the letters of the disciples). Kingdomtide also has a number of special days: Trinity Sunday, World Communion Sunday, Reformation Day, All Saints and All Souls, and Reign of Christ Sunday. This Kingdomtide, we'll be taking a deeper look at some of the odd stories of the Bible; the ones we don't usually hear about from the pulpit or the ones that really make us think, 'Now what did the prophet mean by that?'

This Sunday we look to John 4:-15, where Jesus breaks social norms and talks not only with an unaccompanied woman, but a Samaritan to boot. The message is not just for Israel, but all peoples. And this conversation, that ends up changing so many lives, happens because Jesus stopped to take a rest.

  • How do you hear the story of Jesus and the woman at the well?

  • How did Jesus advocate for his own need to rest, and for the needs of the woman's self-care and rest?

  • How do you practice self-care?

  • What do you think of the idea that we can live the gospel, work to build the kingdom of God, and take time for ourselves all at the same time?

UPCOMING SCRIPTURES:​

Sunday, June 30: An Odd Tales Summer:

Did Jesus Teach Us to Accept Abuse

Sixth Sunday of Kingdomtide

Matthew 5:38-42 - Jesus does a lot of flipping the script when it comes to interpretation of the Scriptures. He also brings to light new ways of being in relationship with each other. Yet, some things he says are difficult. Turn the other cheek? Give away our coat? Why? What are we missing?

Sunday, July 7: An Odd Tales Summer: Twice-Created World

Seventh Sunday of Kingdomtide

Genesis 1:1-2:4 & Genesis 2:5-25 - In these two chapters at the very beginning of Genesis, there is an odd occurrence that often gets overlooked. Just like there are four gospels with four perspectives of Jesus' life, there are two separate creation accounts mashed up against one another. Why are there two? Did God create the world twice? Is there a mistranslation somewhere? Conflicted traditions?

Sunday, July 14: An Odd Tales Summer: Those Darned Nephilim

Eighth Sunday of Kingdomtide

Genesis 6:1-8 - In this very short passage, seemingly connected to the reason for God sending the flood, the Nephilim are mentioned in passing. Who and what are the Nephilim? And does that same verse describe demigods? What is the importance of this reference and why is it included in Scripture?

Sunday, July 21An Odd Tales Summer:

Horns of the Head for Heaven Above

Ninth Sunday of Kingdomtide

Exodus 34:29-35 - Translation can be a tricky thing. This passage, for example, where Moses is coming down with his face shining bright could be a mistranslation. What it may have originally said was Moses had horns. We see this depiction on some works of art.

Sunday, July 28An Odd Tales Summer:

God's... Father and Siblings?

Tenth Sunday of Kingdomtide

Deuteronomy 32:7-12 - We Christians practice monotheism, the belief in one god over all creation. Though Scripture suggests that there was not always only YHWH, but that YHWH was one god in a pantheon of gods who were all children of the “Most High”. What do we do with this information? What lesson does Scripture hold for us in these remnants of polytheism?

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