storms

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One evening, Jesus hopped in a boat to travel across the sea.  As they were crossing, “a great windstorm arose,” and the boat was in danger of going down.  Jesus, though, was sleeping.  In a panic, the disciples woke him, saying, “don’t you care that we are going to die?”  Jesus woke and commanded the winds to stop, then all …

Beyond Misinformation

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Discovering Critical Race Theory Tuesday, June 29th at 7 – 8:15 pm via Zoom! Explore Critical Race Theory and what it means for society and you in a conversation led by PSU Alum Rachel Guldin. Rachel is a doctoral candidate of Communication & Media Studies in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. She employs critical …

Weekly Prayer: 6/22

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O God, When I am beset by winds and storms, help me call out to you. Comfort me in my fear. Reassure me that you are with me in any danger. Help me to see who you are and how you are moving in my life and in the world. Show me more and more the ways you bring healing …

Mark 4:35-41

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35When evening had come, [Jesus said to the disciples,] “Let us go across to the other side.” 36And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38But he was in the stern, asleep …

weeds grow

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The parables Jesus tells are simple, yet intricate stories that use everyday items or experiences to help explain complex realities.  This week’s gospel offers two parables with seed images to explain the Kingdom of God, a concept Jesus uses when he speaks about what the world will be like when it is finally fully transformed into everything God intends for …

Virtual (and in-person) Summer

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Virtual Summer is underway! Join us for Beyond Misinformation: Discovering Critical Race Theory – Tuesday, June 29th 7-8:15 pm Watch for future online gatherings and if you have ideas to share, please fill out the Virtual Summer 2021 form. In-Person Summer is underway, too! For those of you in the State College area this summer, we will gather at 6 …

Mark 4:26-34

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26[Jesus] said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground,27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes …

Weekly Prayer: 6/15

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God of the tiny seed, Your priorities may begin small, but they grow like a weed. Your love and inclusion spread on the wind. Your peace and forgiveness climb like a vine, covering walls that would shut them out. Your justice and forgiveness flourish in unexpected places. Your compassion grows and grows. Surround me with a garden filled with your …

so many songs

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I’ve been thinking about music lately.  On a recent solo road trip, I pulled out an old ipod and let it run through the playlist.  I listened to a wide variety of songs from various chapters of my life.  I found songs that make me happy with memories fun times and moments filled with opportunity.  I listened to songs that …

Weekly Prayer: 6/8

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O God, Your music is all around me. Help me hear your song in the song of a dove or a finch. Help me hear the beauty of creation in the refrain of a tired and road-weary rock singer. Help me hear your music in the work of a great composer. Help me hear the beauty of creation in the …