FROM PASTOR RACHEL:This week’s quotation comes from Franciscan friar and author Richard Rohr:“It’s possible to consider the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus as nonviolent at-one-ment instead of demanded atonement. In light of God’s unconditional love, Franciscan theologian John Duns Scotus held that Jesus didn’t come to change God’s mind about us; rather, Jesus was changing our minds about God.” Questions for reflection: How does this understanding of Jesus affect my understanding of who God is and what Jesus was about in the world? Does this understanding change my mind — or my heart — about my faith?
THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP:The final week in our sermon series, “Ways to Grow A Church,” Pastor Rachel will preach a sermon entitled, “Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: One Way and Another,” based on Luke 10:38-42. Ashley Adams will offer the Children’s Message, and the music will be provided by Tina Heidrich and the Sanctuary Choir. Kris Beckman will be our Lay Reader, and Marcia Merritt will be the Deacon of the Day.OCTOBER 23 AND 30, we will focus on Stewardship.