When religious leaders complain about the company Jesus keeps, Jesus tells three parables about how God celebrates finding lost things – a sheep, a coin, a child. This Sunday we contemplate how to welcome those who have losses or are themselves lost. Join us in person (with masks) this Sunday. For those worshiping from home, […]
Jesus suggests that moving beyond sin, woundedness, and violence is a form of repentance — much like nurturing a sickly garden tree. Join us this Sunday (with masks) to find out how! For those worshiping from home, we invite you to prepare your communion elements before worship so you are ready to join us! You […]
Lament and Comfort. Jesus uses an image of a mother hen to describe the people of Jerusalem. This week we will talk about the ways our church can be a place to lament as well as find comfort and courage. For those worshiping from home, we invite you to prepare your communion elements before worship […]
In this week’s Gospel lesson (Luke 4:1-13), Jesus does not choose to enter the wilderness. We usually do not choose our wilderness experiences either. On this First Sunday in Lent, we will consider our wilderness experiences and what sustains us. This Sunday is a Communion Sunday and we will return to gathering in a circle […]
How does God’s power, as seen in the Transfiguration of Jesus, translate into our troubled world? Join us Sunday as we hold onto the light of God and pray for Ukraine, Russia, and all those experiencing armed conflict. This Sunday we will once again participate in the congregational lighting of candles and we pray for […]
Learning how to love and forgive harsh experiences and people is difficult. Jesus offers wisdom and encouragement for all who strive to both stand up for themselves and move into reconciliation. Come join Heidi, Yohei, the McKinley Choir and Instrumental Ensemble this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.! Margo Chaney and the McKinley instrumental ensemble will provide music. […]
There are blessings in our lives, and there are woes. How do we keep going in the midst of complexity, challenge, and change? How does being part of a church help or hinder our desire for health and growth? Join Heidi, Yohei, and the McKinley worship leaders this Sunday as we explore “Being Rooted in […]
In this Sunday’s text, Jesus speaks with authority in his home town and synagogue, but but some of the people present diminish his authority both verbally and physically. Join us Sunday in person and on Facebook as we consider how to respond to bullying and challenges to our personhood.