As he entered Jerusalem, Jesus began to weep, even as the crowd’s acclamations for his triumphal entry were still ringing in the air. Jesus’ anguish was not that they rejected his words or actions, but that they rejected God’s peace when it was offered to them. Where do we see ourselves in this story: As those who turn away from the peace of our Lord, or with Jesus on the side of God’s reign of Shalom? In this week’s meditation, A Time to Weep, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge explores this question and more.
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.
Is your church a learning laboratory? Is your ministry taking on new shapes and forms? Are you finding new ways to be faithful to the ministry that you’ve carried out for generations? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you might want to consider being a field education site for a seminary student. The Administrative Commission on Transformation (ACT) has grants available to support student ministers as they learn new approaches to ministry for the future of the Church. To submit an application, click here and follow the prompts for the “Seminary Intern Grant.”
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In celebration of Holy Week, there will be no Coffee with Clergy Monday 4/11 at 10am. Our meeting time will resume at its normal time Monday 4/18 10am.
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