Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Posts by Vikki Luce

Grateful

I wanted to write today about being thankful and about gratitude, but I think you already know that being grateful brings so many good things to life. Instead, I will tell you that I am grateful for you. I am grateful to walk the faith journey with you. I thank God for your kindness, your…

Sunday to all the days of our week

This past Sunday Pastor DJ used an Old Testament text to teach us about how God uses women leaders, how God’s got our back and we can reach out to have other’s backs. Deborah and Jael were watching out for the backs of the people in their tribe and they were blessed. If you missed…

Tears

Sometimes I’m glad to be meeting via Zoom. You know…no one knows I’m stinky after my walk or bike ride; a tank of gas goes really far; and I can cry somewhat inconspicuously. These last weeks at The Well have been a rich time of sharing and listening. It’s been a joy to have Rev.…

A Crop of Love

Stories. Everyone loves to hear a good story. Jesus knows that and so he often teaches using stories.  In Matthew 13, he talks about sowing, planting and harvesting. Seeds. Soil. In these stories Jesus is not literally talking about gardening, but about what might take root in our hearts. The prophet Hosea, writes in Hosea…

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…