Antiracism Discussion

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September 15 at 7-8 pm  Online Learn and talk together with other people of faith as we grow in our understanding of racism and how we can be antiracist day to day.  We will be exploring antiracism using a variety of online resources.  At this initial meeting, we’ll start the conversation and make plans for monthly gatherings throughout the year.  …

Matthew and Romans

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Matthew 18:15-20 Jesus said, “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one.  But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by …

Weekly Prayer: 9/8

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God of love, When I am frustrated and angry at the people around me, open my heart to love them anyway. Help me to see them clearly. Help me set aside my anger and hurt. Help me look at their actions and intentions with objectivity. Help me understand. Help me extend compassion and patience, and forgiveness where necessary. Help me …

sighs too deep

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Have the last couple weeks felt a bit like a rollercoaster to you?  A rollercoaster is the best description I can come up with for the cycles of anxiety, fear, uneasy anticipation, panic, hopeful excitement, enjoyment, relief and exhaustion that have been my emotional journey as we prepared for campus to fill back up and as classes resumed last week. …

God’s Work. Our Hands. Day of Service

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NOTE: DATE CHANGE to Sunday, October 25th On Sunday, October 25th we will be volunteering at the Arboretum at Penn State! Space is limited so sign up NOW! They are looking for volunteers to help with planting a Pollinator and Bird Garden, using COVID-19 safety plan and working outdoors! Sign up here to help from 9 am – 12 pm. …

Weekly Prayer: 9/1

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Ever-present God, When I am overwhelmed, bring me courage and peace. When I am worried or rushed, bring me stillness and hope. When I am frightened or uncertain, bring me confidence and courage. When I am unsure, guide me and show me where to go. When I feel alone, surround me with your presence. When I don’t know what help …

Pop Up Office Hours

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This fall, Tuesdays from 3 – 4 pm campus minister Alicia Anderson will host Pop-Up Office Hours on campus or online.  You can check in about your day, ask questions, share concerns or joys, get some advice, or ask for a prayers.  When the weather allows, Alicia will find a spot outside on campus where you can meet and talk …

Weekly Prayer: 8/25

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Son of the living God, You teach me to love, to forgive, to see my neighbor’s need. You call me to serve, to give, to follow you. Empower me to show who you are with my whole life. Guide me to act and speak in ways that reflect you. And when I fall short, remind me that I am still …

Matthew 16:13-20

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Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You …

persistence

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A Canaanite woman comes to Jesus, seeking healing for her daughter who is tormented by a demon.  Jesus initially ignores her and tries twice to dismiss her.  Finally, in response to her persistence and her pluck, Jesus relents, praising her faith as he instantly heals her child. I struggle with Jesus in this story.  I am not entirely sure what …