by the Rev. Laura Thornton Our gospel today begins with a startling appearance by Jesus. During the fifty days of Easter, we hear accounts of Jesus appearing to followers, and their realizations that he was with them again. First it was the women at the tomb, last week it was the disciples and Thomas who … Continue reading Joy and Disbelief | April 18, 2021
By Rev. Laura Thornton Jesus does not just lash out at corruption, he pushes against the larger system of religious structure in the temple. He brings the whole thing to a stand still “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!”
By Laura Thornton, Through Samuel's story, we see transformation and understand there is work to do before we reach a new beginning.
On the Third Sunday of Advent we light a candle for Joy.
We have to find ways to calm the anxiety about education in this pandemic time.
This parable of the vineyard reminds us to be fruitful, especially in times like these.
The stories of Godly Play are Bible stories told with simple materials: wooden figures, felt underlays, sand, water. And after the story there is a period of wondering- a time when everyone is invited to become part of the story.
Whatever decision you make as a parent for your child and your family, will be okay. It is the right decision for you, for now.