From Choas to Community: Weaning
God is with us, even when we do not act in Christlike ways towards our sisters and brothers. God is with us, sending messages through “angels” to encourage us to engage the really hard questions, to admit to our sins, own up to our mistakes, turn our lives around and head in a new direction.
- Genesis 21:8-21
- Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
- Romans 6:1b-11
- Matthew 10:24-39
From Chaos to Community: Rites of Passage
In the times of horrific rites of passage, God has provided, and Goes does provide. That is part of our family legacy.
- Genesis 22:1-14
- Psalm 13 (UMH 746)
- Romans 6:12-23
- Matthew 10:40-42
From Chaos to Community: Legacy
Like all human families, the first families of our faith tradition were not perfect. They had their share of failure and struggles, just like everyone else. But throughout it all they knew the abiding presence of the Lord God was with them—perhaps most clearly known during moments of difficult decision, rites of passage, and periods of painful transition.
- Genesis 24:34-38
- Psalm 45:10-17 or Psalm 72 (UMH 795)
- Romans 7:15-25a
- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30