Upcoming Sunday Services
Egads! How Can We Possibly Live Up to Our Expectations?
Sunday, September 22, 2019 @ 10:30amBy Reverend Michael Walker
The theme for the month is Expectation. This gives me an opportunity to reflect on all the expectations I ever placed on myself, and how I felt if I did (or did not) live up to them. What does it mean to have such expectations for our faith community, as well? Can we live up to them? A Special Collection on this Sunday will benefit The Holiday Meals on Wheels program of Chicago. This program serves meals to more than 5,000 homebound senior clients on the six federal holidays that are outside the scope of the regular, government-funded program. MOWC raises money to ensure that every client receives a nutritious meal on the holidays when they might feel particularly vulnerable to isolation.
Wandering in the Wilderness
Sunday, September 29, 2019 @ 10:30amBy Reverend Michael Walker
Our culture has often used the metaphor of wandering in the wilderness (not least of which is the one about "40 days and 40 nights"). Are we stuck in our wandering, not knowing what we should do next? Is there no hope of ever reaching our destination, of ever achieving our goals? Do we have it in us to decide to stop wandering, and if so, do we know when and where that wandering should cease? That is to say: what are we trying to achieve, and will we recognize it once we have done so?