Weekly E-Pistle: 25th Sunday after Pentecost
In This Week's Epistle, You Will Find:
This Week's Service: "Reign of Christ" Sunday
This Sunday (the last Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Sunday before Advent) is known as "Reign of Christ" or "Christ the King" Sunday. On this feast day, we celebrate Jesus as fully human and fully divine. Join us this Sunday at 10 AM for our "Video Worship Service," as we explore Jesus as man, myth, and Messiah. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black & Jeff Spangler.
Tune in on Sunday at 10 AM via our Facebook page, YouTube channel, or here on our website.
Last Sunday's Video Worship Service
On the surface, last Sunday's Gospel of the "Parable of the Talents" may sound like an uncomfortable story about greed. But Jesus is offering an important teaching about our own relationship to God. We are endowed with innate talents precisely so that we can invest them, use them, and produce greater good. Here is last Sunday's "Video Worship Service," when we explored how to invest our gifts and talents to bring more of God's abundance into expression. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black & Pamela Chappell. Read and share the homily here.
Welcome Rev. Marchiene Rienstra (Rev. Marty)
We are pleased to share that Rev. Marchiene Rienstra is available to provide support for your spiritual journey. One of Pastor Sal’s mentors, Rev. Marchiene (aka “Rev. Marty”) was the first woman to graduate from Calvin Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree, and she taught at Calvin College and Western Theological Seminary. She also became the first woman to be senior pastor in the Reformed Church of America, and she has served half a dozen churches over the years in the Presbyterian, Unity, Reformed and Congregational denominations, including Hope Church in Holland. In addition, she is a graduate of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, and the interfaith seminary which Pastor Sal attended. She is a co-founder of the Interfaith Dialogue Association in Grand Rapids and of the Interfaith Institute in Ganges, Michigan. She is also the author of several books on spirituality. Rev. Marchiene is available to offer “soul support” to anyone who needs someone to listen with “the ear of the heart.” There is no cost, but a love offering to the church would be welcome. You can set up an appointment by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 616-540-7233.
Virtual Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil
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