What is God’s New Thing?

a new thingLast week’s Adult Spiritual Formation provided a meaningful conversation about judgment and forgiveness as we continue to explore Nadia Bolz-Weber’s moving memoir, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint, led by Pastor Tripp.  We will take a week off form this study while Pastor Tripp is in Berkeley and conclude it on November 30.  If you have not had a chance to read the book (it is not a difficult read,) there is a copy or two available at the church.

Thanks to Soo Kim and Doug Lee who opened their beautiful home to the congregation on Sunday afternoon.  A goodly number of our community came to enjoy delicious food, great company and gracious hospitality.  It is a delight to have Soo, Doug and Hegene as part of us.

This Sunday we will focus on Deutero-Isaiah’s (or is it 3 or 4?) beautiful vision of the Holy Mountain.  We will consider this as another way to think about the reign of God.  “God’s New Thing” is our theme for this year, drawn from Isaiah 43.  The vision in Isaiah 65 is very much a complimentary one.  What is God’s new thing?  Where do we see it?  How do we live into it?  Adult Spiritual Formation will be led by Doug Davidson.  We will watch another of the Animate videos.  This Sunday will feature Mark Scandrette on “Jesus: the Revolution of Love.”

Invite someone to share both worship and educational experiences with you and the rest of the congregation.  You’ll be glad you did.

May God’s new thing flourish within us and among us.
Pastor Rick