In the Dark

Mercy is not highly valued in the culture we live in.

From road rage to pre-emptive war strikes, our culture is far more prone to holding grudges and hitting back than it is to turning the other cheek. How do we seek the counter-cultural way of loving mercy?

Mercy Within Mercy Within Mercy

How is mercy different from forgiveness or kindness?

The Christian mystic Thomas Merton said that mercy is not an intellectual deduction; it is a happening. Mercy is “an event in which God reveals God’s self to us in redemptive love and in the great gift which is the outcome of this event: our mercy to others.”

Read/Download the reading and sermon “Mercy Within Mercy Within Mercy”

Reading and Sermon

 

Personal Point About Our Upcoming Construction Project by Nancy Sofen

Easter: Two Services

Easter Sunday falls on April Fools’ Day this year, and our services will be filled with joy, jokes, and juggling.  Our special Easter music, featuring the Children’s, Youth and Adult Choirs, includes Handel’s Messiah and The Decemberists’ “Don’t Carry it All.”

Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote that “The foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of men.” How are we called to be foolish — naïve — curious — and childlike, in our pursuit of wisdom?

“Holy, Holy, Holy” by the Children’s Choir


Time for All Ages, Part 1


Gloria Tibi by the Children’s and Adult Choirs


Gloria Tibi by the Youth Choir


“Don’t Carry It All”


Time for All Ages, Part 2


Holy Fools —  Reading and Sermon