Today Pastor Sari is sharing from a raw place about the evil of racism that is reaching such a critical breaking point in our country right now, with a reading from Psalm 137 and a poem, "Even a Low Moan Means Something Keeps Breathing." Please consider donating to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, an organization that is, as Irish poet Padraig O'Tuama wrote, "posting bail for those people who've been criminalized while protesting criminal behavior that results in Black men being murdered." https://minnesotafreedomfund.org
As we enjoy the beauties of spring on the "holy ground" of God's creation, we also remember those who are being swept away by floods, deported in the middle of the night, and shot down for the color of their skin. Can we find our holy ground with them? Rev. Sari reads from Exodus 3:1-12 and shares an original song, "What is Your Holy Ground?"
Pastor Sari offers a reflection on Matthew 23:37-39 and Luke 19:41-42, featuring a print from Rev. Corey Simon (more of his work can be found at www.disruptivedisiples.com ) and an original song, "The Gathering."
.Get on some comfortable clothes and watch this one in your kitchen—or wherever it is you have space to dance! An exploration of embodying the hope of resurrection, living as if the promises of God in Jeremiah 31:1-4 & Jeremiah 31:12-13 were already here, and an invitation to dance to the wonderful music of Andrew Brown’s Djangophonique! www.djangophonique.com. Also check out his other band, The Appleseed Collective: www.appleseedcollective.com.
Today's devotion is from Pastor Sari she offers a space of lament for those who “hurt so hard they cannot hope,” with a reading of Psalm 88, an original song, “These Sweet Hills,” and a Rumi poem. If you feel you are struggling with mental illness of any kind in these difficult times, know that it’s OK to “be a downer.” You are loved regardless. Find help and resources at the National Alliance on Mental Illness: www.nami.org
Today Pastor Sari offers us a reflection on the paradoxes of finding deeper happiness by being more aware of our own mortality, featuring a recommendation of the “We Croak” app, a reading from, Philippians 4:4-7 and the original song, “Oh I Am So Happy.”