June Themes

Peace In Christ In All Things

Our summertime worship gatherings will celebrate the gift of God’s Spirit creating new life within us and sending us into the world to share new life with others. All of this is anchored in Christ, the true Lord of all. 

June 4 (Trinity Sunday) - The Trinity is Relationship and Engagement

Trinity Sunday. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, God is three-in-one. Far from dry dogma, this mystery of God invites relationship and engagement.

Acts 2:14a, 22-36; Matthew 28:16-20

June 11 - For Sinners Like Me

Jesus came to save sinners, call them into new life, even speak new life into them. We’re aware of this truth, that Jesus came to save sinners, but it sometimes takes a lifetime to truly see ourselves as numbered among them. We, you and I, are the sinners Jesus approaches.

Romans 4:13-25; Matthew 9:9-13

June 18 - The Kingdom of Heaven is Near

From a space of compassion, Jesus calls followers into the mission field to proclaim and enact that same compassion. There is something special about the diversity of the first disciples Jesus called. We see our own uniqueness in them. We also hear the same calling: “Announce that the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”

Romans 5:6-15; Matthew 9:35-10:8

June 25 - Do Not Be Afraid, Be Like Your Teacher

Declaring that the Kingdom of Heaven is near is not always received well. Sometimes there is welcome, sometimes there is resistance. Today, Jesus says, “Do not be afraid.” Acknowledge Christ, reflect Christ. Know the love and care of God and as a student of Jesus, be like your teacher.

Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:5a, 21-33