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The Man Born Blind

This week we read the story about Jesus healing the blind man and how the community responded to his healing. The community was not happy about how he was healed and questioned him along the way. How do we continue to question and silence the people on the margins today? How does God use these voices to show God’s love and mercy? Listen as Intern Pastor Jennie considers God’s call for those on the margins of our community and society. 

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 27:1-4, John 9:1-41

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Living Water

This week, we hear the scripture about Jesus being living water and how the people viewed Jesus. There was much discussion on who Jesus was and how everyone saw him. And we continue to see discussions on this today: Who is Jesus, and what does his teachings say? How do we look to Jesus and follow what the Holy Spirit says about his teachings? Listen as guest Pastor Craig Endicott explores who Jesus is to us and how we are called to follow.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 147:1-11, John 7:37-52

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Bread of Life

This week, we hear a conversation with Jesus and his disciples where Jesus tells them he is the bread of life and how they may find nourishment in God. Where do we find nourishment and feel fulfilled, especially when we feel depleted? God wants to be with us and connect with us spiritually so that we may continue to care for one another. Listen as guest pastor Rev. Craig Endicott explores how we may be fulfilled and follow God when we feel depleted.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 34:1-10, John 6:35-59

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Healing Stories

This week we hear about Jesus returning to Cana and healing an official’s son’s illness. The official had many things and privileges but could not make his son better. He could not control his son’s illness. The man traveled a long distance to see and ask for healing for his son from Jesus. His faith led him back to find his son alive and healed. Where can we find our faith to help us through things we cannot control? How far will we travel and go in faith? Listen as guest preacher, Rev. Craig Endicott, considers faith and how far it will take us.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 40:1-5, John 4:46-54

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The Woman at the Well

This week we read the text about Jesus’s conversation with the woman at the well. She spoke with him about what is to come and how she knows the Messiah will be coming to speak to all. She got a glimpse of what Jesus was doing for her and all people. And we get to do the same. How can we see Jesus in the glimpses and what is coming to us? Where do we get to share what Jesus has done for us? Listen as guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Erin Swenson-Reinhold, explores how Jesus comes to us.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 42:1-3, John 2:13-25

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Nicodemus

For God so loved the world…Even if you have a very cursory knowledge of the bible, you likely know the start of John 3:16. Listen as Pastor Kate explores what it means to be loved by God and what our response should be. 

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 139:13-18, John 2:13-25

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Jesus Cleanses the Temple

This week, we hear the story of how Jesus cleanses the Temple in Jerusalem and speaks to the leaders about the Temple being destroyed. The leaders are confused about what he means by the Temple destruction and ask questions. Where do we turn when we cannot do things as we desire? What if we cannot do things as we did before? Listen as Intern Pastor Jennie considers how we look at our understanding of community.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 127:1-2, John 2:13-25

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Wedding at Cana

This week, we hear again the story of Jesus’s first miracle, turning water into wine at the wedding of Cana. As the story unfolds, Jesus’s mother tells him, “They have no wine,” as she implores him to do something about it. But what if it’s not at all about the wine, but rather that they have no joy? Because when the wine runs out, so does the party, and the joy of a wedding feast ends. They have no joy.

This past year has been one in which we may have pleaded this very thing to Jesus many times, beginning a year ago today. “We have no joy,” because we witnessed an insurrection at the Capitol, violating a place many in our community work or have worked. We have no joy because of the pain and grief that weighed on multiple Capitol Police Officers, some even paying the ultimate cost. We have no joy because in the months afterward, we have continued to sway from plan to plan amid the uncertainty of an ongoing pandemic and the desire to return to life together. Listen as Pastor Kate considers how as we plead with Jesus that we have no joy, Jesus provides an answer.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 104:14-16, John 2:1-11

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Jesus Says Come and See

This week, we are in John where Jesus is calling his first disciples and tells them to “come and see” what he is doing. They are asked to have faith and think about what they believe. What does it mean for us to believe? We are continued to be called to come and see what God is doing in our lives and those around us. Listen as Intern Pastor Jennie explores what it means to follow and see what God is doing for us.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 66:1-5, John 1:35-51

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Word Made Flesh

This week we are in the gospel of John, discussing how God is coming into the world to physically be with the people. But it can be difficult sometimes to see where God is with the people and also where God is with us. What does it look like to see God among us and for God to be with us? Listen as Intern Pastor Jennie explores where and how we can see God here with us.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 130:5-8, John 1:1-18

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