… the story of the blind man, and the story of our lives is similar – we both find ourselves in a confusing moment – a moment when everything has changed. A crucial moment when nothing will ever be the same.
United Church of Jaffrey 3/15/20 John 4:5-15 | Psalm 42:1-8 Together While We are Apart — through Worship As a result of the COVID-19 restrictions on gathering as a community, Rev. Mark has put together worship videos that encourage participation. The sermon that is written below starts at 8 minutes and 30 seconds into […]
In many traditions, down through the ages, self-imposed solitude has been considered a crucial part of the spiritual journey. Could Corona-related-self-distancing be a spiritual opportunity in disguise? Hmmmm… Maybe. Each week that UCJ does not meet, Rev. Mark Koyama will post a worship video. Come find them here.
This is a profoundly religious moment. The “How can these things be?” moment.
These “if’s” do not come from the mouth of God. Nor do they come from the mouth of Jesus.
They come from the mouth of that other guy. The devil.
On Mount Sinai, God comes down. On Mount Fuji, humans climb up.
Everytime I look at a passage from scripture I find myself in the land of Big T and little t.
…on the fourth, maybe the fifth throw, my stone will land, not with a thud, but with a splash. My stone will land in the place, on this wonderful blue-green planet of ours, where the Connecticut and the Deerfield rivers come together.
For our Ash Wednesday Service this year we welcome members of the First Church in Jaffrey, and the Rindge Congregational Church. The service will occur at 5PM on February 26th at the United Church of Jaffrey