• Hospitality & Welcome–All Saints Room 

    Beginning Sunday, May 13, Coffee House will start at 7 am–welcoming anyone for coffee, tea, and lite snacks–and continued to be facilitated by staff member Angelica Lopez. At 9:45 am the Hospitality Teams will continue to bring food to be shared before and after the Worship Service. At 10:15 am–the All Saints Room...

  • Advent Devotional – December 13, 2019

    By: Christine Frye Readings: Ruth 4:13-17 2 Peter 3:11-18 Psalm 146:5-10  The message of Psalm 146 is very clear: God protects the marginalized. God blesses those without “status” and who society casts aside. The Psalm also brings a sense of longing for us to figure it out too. Why are these groups vulnerable? How did...

  • Advent Devotional – December 12, 2019

    By: Jennifer Lentfer Readings: Ruth 1:6-18, 2 Peter 3:1-10, Psalm 146:5-10  Showing Up  For almost a decade now, I’ve been writing about how the longing to help other people is actually about you. How we “show up” for and with other people – in our relationships and in our actions – starts with...

  • Advent Devotional – December 11, 2019

    By: Kirk Sanders Readings: Genesis 15:1-18, Matthew 12:33-37, Psalm 21  Looking up into the sky, I could imagine Abraham thinking, “God, I don’t have one child, how am I to have descendants that number the stars?” When I look up at the stars, seeing the brush of the Milky Way Galaxy across...

  • Advent Devotional – December 10, 2019

    By: Rachel Carle  Readings: Isaiah 41:14-20, Romans 15:14-21, Psalm 21  For 27 days this year, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Southeast DC did not have running water. 270 individuals in care, 700 staff. No running water to wash their hands, bathe, use the bathroom, or sanitize the hospital rooms. St. Elizabeth’s serves predominantly black...

  • Advent Devotional – December 9, 2019

    By: Sarah Johnson Readings: Isaiah 24:1-16a, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12, Psalm 21 The passage from Psalm tells us, rather intensely, that we will destroy our enemies, and their wicked, plotting descendants. I think a simple first pass has us imagining human enemies, but as we look at the other texts- a foretelling of...

  • Advent Devotional – December 8, 2019

    By: Sarah Bagge Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12, Romans 15:14-13, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 (7) As a gardener, I’m always drawn to natural and agricultural images in the Bible. Today’s readings are full of them – the shoot coming up from the stump of Jesse in Isaiah and again in Romans, John...

  • Advent Devotional – December 7, 2019

    By: Sara Babcock Readings: Isaiah 40:1-11; John 1:19-28 When I started this project, I thought of longing as a quiet act. Connecting it to the season of Advent brought images of monks in old stone buildings, sitting in the dark and looking forlornly out at the stars. Suffering in silence, maybe —...

  • Advent Devotional – December 6, 2019

    By: Bekka Meyer Readings: Isaiah 30:19-26; Acts 13:16-25; Psalm 72: 1-7, 18-19 I love the hymn “Canticle of the Turning” (ELW 723) enough that it was sung by the congregation at our wedding. I love its message of justice and the tenacity you can feel in the melody – it’s a call...

  • Advent Devotional – December 5, 2019

    By: Susan Boyle Readings: Isaiah 4:2-6; Acts 1:12-17, 21-26; Psalm 72: 1-7, 18-19 When I listen to the news of the world – conflicts between peoples, hunger, poverty, grief, natural disasters, hate, and violence – I can be discouraged. Where is God in these times of despair? Where is the canopy to...