I want to see Jesus/ maybe in the clouds or on the shore/ just walking, beautiful man/ and clearly
someone else besides.
– The Vast Ocean Begins Just Outside Our Church: The Eucharist – by Mary Oliver
Readings: Mark 6: 45-56
The Vast Ocean Begins Just Outside Our Church: The Eucharist – by Mary Oliver
“Imperialism and exploitation,” he wrote, “spheres of influence, trade barriers, unequal distribution of the world's goods, starvation in the midst of plenty, slums with gold coasts next door, poverty supporting luxury: These are marks of an unChristian world.” - Sara Miles, That This Bread: A Radical Conversion
Scripture Readings: Mark 6: 14 – 29 Mark 6: 30- 45
“In Revelation, Jesus is a prize fighter with a tattoo down His leg, a sword in His hand, and the commitment to make someone bleed. That is the guy I can worship. I cannot worship a hippie dippy, diaper, halo Christ because I cannot worship a guy I can beat up.”
– words spoken to Evangelical theologian and scholar, Brian McLaren
“Revelation confesses, in the midst of persecution and martyrdom, that the poor, unarmed Galilean riding on the donkey, hailed by the poor and hopeful, is the one to trust. . . Revelation celebrates not the love of power, but the power of love.”
- from A New Kind of Christianity by Brian McLaren
Scripture Readings: Ezekiel 2: 1-7 Mark 6: 1-13
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” – Emma Lazarus
Mark 5: 21-43
La Ruta de las Mujers (The Woman’s Journey) – Rev. Dr. Delle McCormick
The Rev. Curtis S. (Curt) Ackley
Senior Pastor (Bridge) of Rincon Congregational UCC.