Peace with Justice Sunday/Trinity Sunday brings Reverend Becky Hensley’s tremendous message of a God who calls us to relationship with all of creation, just as we are–and shines painful light on churches’ failures to nurture love for women, persons of color, people of various abilities and various gender and sexual orientations. Deacon Becky invites all who are called by God–all of us–to proclaim passionate and healing words of justice, peace, and love for all. (Isaiah 6:1-8)
Includes Brian Hardesty-Crouch’s wonderful Children’s Message.
Reverend Judith Reedy’s Pentecost sermon reminds Grace and the Church that the Holy Spirit came to all people gathered in good will that day, sinners or saints–and not to a church building, to denominations, or to particular interest groups. All of us who believe the Christ’s message of love as a means to salvation receive the Holy Spirit, and are called to bring that love to a yearning world. (Acts 2:1-21)
As the Easter season moves toward the wonder of Pentecost, Reverend Judith Reedy returns to Jesus’ final discourse in the Gospel of John to remind listeners that our God is a great encourager, unconditionally loving us and calling us to love that generously–women and men, straight and gay, old and young, no matter color or creed. We are to love fiercely and powerfully, like a mother. (John 17:6-19)
In celebration of Grace’s youth, Rev Brian Hardesty-Crouch reflects on the love we share with one another, and the source of that love–the one who is Love, our Creator God and God’s Word made flesh, Jesus. (John 15:9-17)