Head Over Heels

A sermon by Trevor Bechtel For Shalom Community Church June 7, 2020 As many of you know our niece Evelyn has come to live with Susan and I in these days when the pandemic has left her without a plan about which house she wants to live in. It’s transformed Read more…

Ubuntu Star Quilt

Hillary Watson Ruth 1:1-20 Colossians 4:10-16 Jeremiah 33:10-11 Matthew 25:34-40 In my seventh grade Spanish textbook, there was a section in the back of the book with proverbs and sayings from Spanish-speaking countries. It may not come as a surprise that I was the type of 12-year-old who skipped ahead Read more…

Immigration

Good morning, Over the next few Sundays we are going to turn our attention to a variety of topics around immigration. Shelly’s brother Paul Neufeld Weaver, who has been active in this world for much of his career will speak to us on May the 12th, and John Powell will Read more…

Cardinal

Good morning, In his book, What the Robin Knows, Jon Young tells the following story about a pair of cardinals. It begins with the familiar chirp that cardinals make. We have all heard that chirp even if we were sure what it was. I first learned to associate it with Read more…

Deer

Good morning, I’m happy to report that much of this sermon was written outside in the wonderful weather of yesterday afternoon. I don’t know if that increases the authenticity of my reflections or not, but it has been great to be able to spend the last two weekends outside, although Read more…

Gravitational Waves

Supernal Triad, Deity above all essence, knowledge and goodness; Guide of Christians to Divine Wisdom; direct our path to the ultimate summit of your mystical knowledge, most incomprehensible, most luminous and most exalted, where the pure, absolute and immutable mysteries of theology are veiled in the dazzling obscurity of the Read more…