“What is Written on Your Heart?” by Deborah Sokolove

sillouette of skyline suggesting cities around the worldOctober 20, 2019

Recommitment Sunday for Church of the Saviour Communities

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

I often preach during the recommitment season. As a follower of Jesus Christ and a member of a 12 Step fellowship, I recommit turn my life and will over to God pretty much every day—indeed, sometimes multiple times every day. But I don’t think as often about my commitment to Seekers Church, so this season is an opportunity to reflect on what I am committing to as a member and a Steward in this community.

This is an important day in the life of this body, so when I signed up to preach today, I had not bothered to look at the readings because I knew it was recommitment Sunday and that was what mattered.…

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2019 Jubilee liturgy: “The vision is out there …”

GATHERING

ENTRANCE

REFLECTION

The Gospel will be performed where two or three are gathered together, listening for the Word of God, feeling the breath of the Spirit dancing in and among and through them, feeding one another so that they can become what they already are: members of the Body of Christ, going out to perform the Good News of God’s love for the healing of the world.

Deborah Sokolove, Performing the Gospel, p. 171…

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“A Recommitment to Seekers, God, and Mother Earth” by John Morris

sillouette of skyline suggesting cities around the worldOctober 13, 2019

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

This is the final week before Recommitment Sunday.  I never have any trouble deciding whether to recommit to Seekers.  Seekers is my spiritual home, my extended family, and I think you’d have to look far and wide to find a church that does as much good, with as little nonsense, as Seekers does.  Moreover, I still feel the way I did when I first showed up here: The percentage of people I like at Seekers is amazingly high.  I can only hope they like me too.

Amen.

Well, if that’s all I had to say to you, it wouldn’t be much of a sermon, though it would be short, which is always welcome.…

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2019 Jubilee Lectionary: The vision is out there…

The Gospel will be performed where two or three are gathered together, listening for the Word of God, feeling the breath of the Spirit dancing in and among and through them, feeding one another so that they can become what they already are: members of the Body of Christ, going out to perform the Good News of God’s love for the healing of the world.

Deborah Sokolove, Performing the Gospel, p. 171

Where are you searching? What do you see?

October 27
ALL SAINTS (observed)
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31

November 17
Isaiah 65:17-25
Isaiah 12
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19

November 3
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 119:137-144
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4,
      11-12
Luke 19:1-10

November 24
REIGN OF CHRIST
Jeremiah 23:1‑6
Luke 1:68‑79
Colossians 1:11‑20
Luke 23:33‑43

November 10
Haggai 1:15b‑2:9
Psalm 145:1‑5, 17-21
2 Thessalonians 2:1‑5,
      13-17
Luke 20:27‑38

ADVENT, YEAR A
December 1
Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44

Readings according to the Revised Common Lectionary, Year C

Clicke here for a printable copy of the 2019 Jubilee lectionary

Readings are available on the Internet at http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu .

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