Sunday Services at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
"What does it mean to live a life of vulnerability?”
with the High School Youth Group; Celebrant: Mike Shaw
In honor of Dr. Seuss' 110th birthday, members of the high school youth group will be sharing excerpts from some of their favorite Seuss-works and reflecting on the impact the important lessons that the beloved children's authors' stories have had throughout their lives. Special music performed by members of the high school youth group.
"The Risks of Being Real"
with Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Carla Hicklin
One way to live a life of vulnerability is to be more real more often—to claim our experience, to name our truth. But sometimes, when we risk being real, we receive less in return than we may have hoped. How might we navigate the disappointments of being real and embrace vulnerability as its own reward?
"Life at the Edge of Your Comfort Zone"
with Linda Barnes, Ministerial Intern; Celebrant: Margaret Schultz
Life is hard. Sometimes the risks we are compelled to take seem more than we can bear. Still, isnt living too far into our comfort zones a greater risk? How might we wisely and daringly lean into the edges of our comfort zones so that, in the end, we can claim a life well lived!
"Arriving Empty Handed"
with Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Laura Berardi
We often think we are not enough as we are, that, to be of use in encounters, especially those heavy-hearted moments when people we love are in trouble or hurting, we must come bearing presents of the “right” thing to say or to do. What if we lived as if the only gift we needed to bring to our encounters was our presence? A meditation on the vulnerability and the value of being present.
"Imagine Being Heard - Imagine Seeing"
with Rev. Ted Lyddon Hatten; Celebrant: Petra Lange
Sharing space, sharing ideas, sharing beliefs with others requires that we share part of our selves. Discussions that engage our mind, heart, and spirit require a level of vulnerability in order to participate fully in these exchanges. We are lucky to have Ted Lyddon Hatten bringing his artistic talents to this service, to explore how communities of faith connect through dialogue surrounding difference and illustrate the strength in vulnerability. Ted is an artist, pastor, and educator whose artistic creations embody the ephemeral nature of spiritual life. He is the Director of the Wesley Foundation at Drake University.