Thanks Giving and Remembrance Service

Our Remembrance and Thanksgiving service has been posted. Below are the tributes for this year along with the time code where the tribute for each person begins.

01:45 - Gloria Barreto by Tom Barreto

04:50 - Eddie Moloney by June Chang

06:14 - Dee Andrews by Erin Holland

08:12 - William “Bill” Milford Minor by Leighton Minor

18:22 - Arturo “Arthur” James by Yanela Stephenson

19:22 - Carmen “Pam” Wisdom by Melanie Rivers

20:09 - Malcom X. Bell by Diamond McDonald

21:56 - Ilene Levin Shulman by Betsy Shulman

25:13 - Allena Ann Robinson Kendall by Tom Robinson

29:53 - Joe Moriarty by Matt Henegar

33:29 - Jean Davidson by Erin Holland

36:22 - Norman Samuel by Mary Joseph

38:40 - John Boyles by Evan Eley

41:34 - Frank Peoples and Brother Joe by Carl Garrison

Mary of Nazareth & Her (Un)Ladylike Faith

Scriptures Readings on Mary:

Matthew 1:16
... and Jacob was the father of Joseph, 
the husband of Mary, 
of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Christ.

Luke 1:27
The virgin's name was Mary. The angel came to her and said, "Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!"

Luke 1:35
The angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High 
will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy--the Son of God. 

Gospel of Gratitude

Luke 17:11-19

Lewis Smedes, who was my ethics professor at Fuller Seminary, described it this way: “Ingratitude decays the spirit, spoils the soul, decomposes life itself.”

In this sermon Amy looks at the story of the lepers that Jesus heale from leprosy. Nine went on their way and only one returned to thank Jesus. What made this man return to Jesus? What did he see and experience when Jesus responded to his cries for mercy with healing grace? And how can we live in gratitude everyday, seeing our lives as gifts from God?