Month: July 2018

Wellspring Woods – Under Construction

We are working hard to have our new Wellspring Woods children's department ready for our Sunday school kick-off on August 19.  Here is some of what we're working on:

Is Fish All There Is?

Read John 6:1-21, Psalm 145:10-18  here. Sermon: Megan Giorgetti's Offertory  "Reverie" by Claude Debussy: A rabbi, priest, and a minister are out fishing in a boat on a big lake when the priest realizes that he’s thirsty and wants a drink from the large cooler of drinks that they left onshore because it wouldn’t fit ...

Our Forever Home

Read Ephesians 1:3-14, Jeremiah 31:1-9 here Long ago, before the creation of the world, God loved us and chose us. Those words from Ephesians 1 are the epigraph at the beginning of Max Lucado’s book He Chose the Nails.  As I sat in my seat on the airplane in Austin, Texas, waiting to begin my ...

Herod’s Hubris

Read Mark 6:14-29 & Esther 5:1-8 here. So, I have to tell you right up front, I kind of lost my head over this scripture this week. But then, so did John the Baptist. What images stick with you from this story?  For me, and maybe for you, too, it’s hard to look away from ...

God At The Theater: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Read James 2:1-13, Leviticus 19:13-18 here. Listen to audio:  “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”[1] That’s a line from Shakespeare’s play, “As You Like It.”  I don’t know if the playwright William Shakespeare knew anything about the reformer John Calvin, but they had a similar thought.  Calvin, in ...

Grace & the American Dream

Read Galatians 2:15-21 and Psalm 32 here. One day, an American businessman was standing on a pier in a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long ...