Faces of Our Faith: Talitha
Mark 5:21-24; 35-43

July 31, 2022

Message by Rev. Brandon Johnson, Pastor

In this Sunday’s story a young woman (12 years of age) becomes the embodiment of resurrection, the metaphorical transition from death to life. Talitha (little girl) without words or direct action teaches us something about God’s kingdom and a willingness to embrace life. What do we see, hear, and learn?

Faces of Our Faith: Joseph of Arimathea
Luke 23:50-56

July 24, 2022

Message by Rev. Brandon Johnson, Pastor

Privilege. Power. Dignity. Justice. Joseph of Arimethea had the ability to make a difference. Joseph has the wisdom to act. Joseph had the courage to use his resources to embody God’s love. How can he serve as a model for us (and our communities)?

Faces of Our Faith: Ethiopian Eunuch
Acts 8:26-31;35-40

July 10, 2022

Message by Rev. Brandon Johnson, Pastor

Faces of our Faith: What did the early Jesus movement look and sound like? It was a collection of those often held at the edges of other social and religious organizations. The person in the story today points toward an evolving sense of community in the early church. How does that inform our understanding today?

Faces of Our Faith: Psalmist
Psalm 30 and Psalm 66:1-9

July 3, 2022

Message by Rev. Brandon Johnson, Pastor

Psalmists, the poets of the ancient world, wrote songs of lament, joy, power, privilege, history, and courage. What can these words, liturgies, and poets teach us about courage and hope as we strive to make sense of the world in which we live?