Posts by Bob Rhodes (Page 3)
This Sunday is Easter Sunday! We will have many ways of celebrating the day including a sunrise service with our neighbors from The Water’s Edge in Ocean Beach, a fundraiser breakfast, our traditional services including a brass quintet, and an Easter egg hunt for children.
This Sunday’s service will be experienced as Passion Sunday, a somber reflection on the cruelty Jesus experienced in his last few hours before the crucifixion.
This is an update on some of the responses to the harmful vote at the St. Louis General Conference, including some press related to our own congregation.
This Sunday’s song and text are among the most emotional of Jesus’ ministry. We are reminded us of Jesus’ humanity as he prays about being overwhelmed, about sorrow, and the plea to be spared from what he knows will come.
This Sunday’s service explores one of the New Testament’s most enigmatic characters. Mary Magdalene can be found throughout the Gospels and is arguably the most important woman in Jesus’ earthly life – aside from his mother.
This Sunday, we celebrate Palm Sunday (early) and ask ourselves important questions about our Lenten preparations and about what is worth celebrating in our faith.
This Sunday, we continue our Lenten worship series with a familiar text about Jesus being anointed with oil. John’s version of this story brings about thoughts of scarcity, but perhaps that’s the wrong way to think about it. Could there be a reading of this story that instead reminds us of God’s generosity?
This Sunday we enter the season of Lent and our Jesus Christ Superstar series with the opening song, Heaven on their Minds.
Entering into the season of Lent is a time to explore how we are changed by our experience of God and in our faith communities. In Lenten reflection, we may be made new. Who will you be?
This Sunday, our Discipleship series concludes with Jesus’ transfiguration on a mountain. It is good to explore this text in the aftermath of #GC2019 so that we may listen more carefully for Jesus’ teaching and live more fully as the body of Christ.