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Living Our Parts Well – Georgann Kurtz-Shaw

Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46
As most of you know, Matt Zahniser’s father Howard Zahniser spent much of his career writing, lobbying, and testifying on behalf of the Wilderness Act. But did you know that Howard Zahniser died just four months before President Lyndon Johnson signed that bill into law [...]



Trapped? – Ben Wayman

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22
This morning, I will read from a slightly modified translation of the NIV, which I think gets more at the heart of Matthew’s meaning. I encourage you to follow along in the version printed in your bulletin. [...]



Illustrations of Grace – Teresa Holden

Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14
In 1985, when I was a student at the University of Notre Dame getting my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, I met weekly with my adviser, Sheridan Patrick McCabe. I was doing a practicum [...]



Kingdom Fruits – Elise Cranston

Matthew 21:33–46
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of OUR hearts be acceptable and pleasing in your sight O Lord, our Rock, and our redeemer. Amen
I spent last spring semester in Costa Rica and Nicaragua; it was the most formative and influential experience [...]