Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Posts by Vikki Luce

Celebrating Differently

It’s a holiday: the fourth of July. Celebrating the birth of our nation may look a little different this year. No parades, no festivals, no large cookouts or picnics, no fireworks. And maybe, some reflection on what is actually celebrated. In 1776, not all people were considered equal or for that matter even people. This…

Sunday to Monday | Pineapples and Welcomes

Through the mystery of the Spirit, we were gathered as one as we worshipped via the stream yesterday. Pastor Dave taught from Matthew 10:38-42 and Jesus’ words that we can do small things to give and receive hospitality. If you missed being with us, you can watch it here. Check out photos from worship and…

Sunday to Monday | God First

It was beautiful morning to “gather” for Father’s Day. We dove into Matthew 10:24-39 and Jesus’ challenging words that following him means putting God first, even before family. But God loves us too much to let us off with easy. If you were unable to be with us, you can watch here. See photos here.…

Remembering Father’s Day

The following men were remembered on Father’s Day with a gift to the Ready to Bless Fund. This fund is used to join Jesus in his mercy to change me, we and the world through financial resources to: Feed vulnerable children and families Provide resources for women and children living in poverty and homelessness Build relationships among neighbors Bring people together in…

Inconceivable!

How does God pay attention to all that is going on in our world? Billions of people, animals and plants from the oceans to the mountaintops. And yet, we hear Jesus say in Matthew 10:29-31, “What’s the price of a pet canary? Some loose change, right? And God cares what happens to it even more…

Sunday to Monday | Impossible

We gathered to worship in what has become our normal – via the stream. The Spirit connects us together through mystery. If you were unable to be with us, you can watch here. The question we considered was “How many impossible things have you believed today?” The story from Genesis 18:1-15 of Abraham and Sarah…

The Side of the Helpless

God is gracious – it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me. Psalm 116:5-6 Msg God is gracious and God does make things right. But not always when or how we want. And…

Sunday to Monday | All Are Included

It was Pentecost Sunday and we gathered via the stream. The Spirit pulled us together and moved. Pastor DJ led us through the book of Acts, from the first Pentecost on Acts 2 to stories of God’s inclusivity in Acts 10 and Acts 15.  If you missed being with us, you can watch it here. See…