Care of creation

Date: April 8, 2018
Preaching: Rev. Kristin Heiden
Scripture: Genesis 1:26-31a

Then God said, "Let us make humanity in our image to resemble us so that they may take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and all the crawling things on earth." God created humanity in God’s own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and master it. Take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, and everything crawling on the ground." Then God said, "I now give to you all the plants on the earth that yield seeds and all the trees whose fruit produces its seeds within it. These will be your food. To all wildlife, to all the birds in the sky, and to everything crawling on the ground—to everything that breathes—I give all the green grasses for food." And that’s what happened. God saw everything he had made: it was supremely good.


Living Locally

Date: April 22, 2018
Preaching: Rev. Eric Lee
Scripture: Ruth 2:8-9, 14-17

Boaz said to Ruth, "Haven’t you understood, my daughter?” “Don’t go glean in another field; don’t go anywhere else. Instead, stay here with my young women.” “Keep your eyes on the field that they are harvesting and go along after them.” “I’ve ordered the young men not to assault you. Whenever you are thirsty, go to the jugs and drink from what the young men have filled.” At mealtime Boaz said to her, "Come over here, eat some of the bread, and dip your piece in the vinegar." She sat alongside the harvesters, and he served roasted grain to her. She ate, was satisfied, and had leftovers. Then she got up to glean. Boaz ordered his young men, "Let her glean between the bundles, and don’t humiliate her.” “Also, pull out some from the bales for her and leave them behind for her to glean. And don’t scold her." So she gleaned in the field until evening.


Future Generations

Date: April 29, 2018
Preaching: Rev. Kristin Heiden
Scripture: Isaiah 43:15-19

“I am the LORD, your holy one, Israel’s creator, your king!” “The LORD says—who makes a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse, army and battalion;” “they will lie down together and will not rise; they will be extinguished, extinguished like a wick.” “Don’t remember the prior things; don’t ponder ancient history.” “Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it?” “I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness.”