Hans Linnartz preaching at RMC Jan. 14, 2018

Happy Hour with Jesus – Jan. 14, 2017

Hans brought the message from John 2:1-11, the story of Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding at Cana. Jesus performed this miracle and “revealed his glory” to the disciples and the others at the party who heard about what he had done. Kind of a strange first act to show the glory of God.

“Glory” is the humanly-accessible way that God’s awesomeness, God’s light, God’s joy is revealed. These “random acts” are what make up the Gospels, showing ordinary life being lived, but with Jesus.

We are called to invite Jesus to be our guest, to go where God leads us, and to show God’s glory.

Happy Hour with Jesus – Jan. 14, 2017
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Lives Transformed – Jan. 7, 2018

We had the privilege of having Kyle Kentopp provide the sermon this Sunday. Kyle is a Master of Divinity candidate at Yale Divinity School where he is training to become a minister in the United Church of Christ. Kyle understands his experience as a transgender individual as being inseparably intertwined with his faith journey as a Christian and focuses his academic and ministerial work on transgender rights and education.

Kyle’s message was based on John 1:35-51, the calling of Jesus’ first disciples.¬†¬†Christ saw them, recognized them, and made space for who they were and the gifts that each of them brought to his ministry. Jesus didn’t expect them to be a perfect carbon copy of himself. They were transformed, so that their inherently placed gifts and talents could be used for the participation in the movement of God on earth. Simon being renamed to Peter captures that transformation best.

Lives Transformed – Jan. 7, 2018

 
 
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