Where are we on the night we call Maundy Thursday, in the story of salvation that Scripture unfolds to us scene by scene? A beloved African-American spiritual gets to this by asking, “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” What if we asked not just, “Were you there?” but, “Where were you?” In this week’s meditation, Were You There?, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge explores this question and more.
Commissioned to Change the World: Confirmation for the Matthew 25 Congregation, written by Mark D. Hinds, marries adolescent confirmation with the theological focus of “serving the least of these.” The curriculum affirms teenagers as God’s beloved children, anointed for ministry in the context of a covenant community of mutual encouragement and accountability. The curriculum includes an introduction and rationale for the connection between the PC(USA)’s Matthew 25 theological focus and the ritual or confirmation, and an outline for a two-day retreat with confirmands, mentors, and volunteers.
The time has come to sign up for Session Minutes Reading! We have a few options for you to have your 2021 Session Minutes reviewed. There will be three dates for in-person reviews: May 21, September 17, and October 22. In addition, we are once again making an online reading exchange available. Please fill out this form to sign up for any of the in-person review dates, or for the online reading option.
As we prepare to observe the Passion of Jesus Christ during Holy Week, this note is to invite you to join us on Maundy Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 1:15 PM on the steps of East Liberty Church for a 30-minute Prayer Vigil and Press Conference. We want to speak out strongly in support of voting rights that are threatened by measures in our state and around the country that will make it difficult or even impossible for many people to vote on account of their race, or where they live, or their party affiliation.
Come treat yourself on Monday mornings at 10am to Coffee with Clergy! It’s a space for Pastors to shake off the Monday morning drudge with coffee, laughter, and great conversation among colleagues. B.Y.O.C. (or tea)! Next week’s topic, “Church Membership Covenants” – We see examples of covenants throughout scripture. In this increasingly polarizing world are covenants necessary to set a foundation of how we agree to live among congregants? Join us Monday as we discuss. Click here for the Zoom link.